What you can do to encourage your baby's development!
Share books together. They are never too young to be read to. As you read they learn about language. So be a regular reader and see them talk to you.
Point and name pictures. The world all new and everything is exciting. But do you know what it is called? Let them learn about the world this way.
Talk and sing to your child- Language development is at its peak now. Everything they hear is a new word. Use this time to sing and talk to your child. They will love the music and the words even if they make no sense to them right away.
Play with your child on the floor. When baby see, baby do. So get down to their level on the ground. Lie alongside them or across from them and encourage them to crawl toward you. Try and make it fun as you pretend as well.
Why toys need to be age appropriate?
Ability to absorb skills differs between different ages. For instance, children at age one can hand you a book to read but are not ready to learn reading themselves yet. Getting them toys that can enhance their development will enable them to learn faster and absorb quicker.
Safety concerns: Small parts may not be safe for toddlers for instance. They tend to mouth everything and choking hazards should be kept away from them.