Interactive and engaging toys, along with playtime, are essential to your baby’s physical growth and mental development. Age-appropriate toys have been designed to stimulate and engage skills that your baby or toddler is developing. Toys provide challenges to your baby’s problem-solving abilities and help them to explore and develop relationships between movement and space and control of their environment. When you or others play with your baby or toddler, playtime becomes an important tool in social and emotional development. Colours, language and counting are all a big part of playtime and in your baby learning about the world around them.