One of the most fun parts of becoming a parent is shopping for all the awesome toys. It can make you feel like a kid again, especially when you come across familiar characters from your own childhood. Thanks to JCPenney's broad selection of baby toys, you can pass on your love of Disney princesses, Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, superheroes, and building block sets to the next generation. You might even find some innovative toys that will make playtime more rewarding!
Many baby toys are designed with learning in mind. These toys help develop a child's hand-eye coordination, color recognition, and early sequence skills, giving them a solid start in life. Play mats are a perfect example.
These vibrant mats often feature illustrated scenes like roadways, towns, and farms, and they come with soft vehicles or animals that rattle, squeak, and crinkle as baby plays. Some sets even feature numbers on each toy's base to encourage number recognition. When baby is finished playing, simply fold up the mat and its soft toys into its convenient storage bag for easy storage and transport.
Toy brands like Melissa & Doug have drawn inspiration from other classic toys to introduce babies to colors and textures. Invest in a giant soft toy that immerses your baby in gameplay while she goes to town gripping, rolling, and tossing the various pieces. Some sets even include teething rings, mirrors, soft-ball rattles, and other fun stuff to provide your little one with various textures.
Another sense that toy designers often consider is sound. Remember the farmyard animal sounds that toys made when we were kids? Now, you can introduce baby to farmyard animal noses with soft, battery-operated toys that may include extras, such as teethers, crinkly trims, and knots. Sleep buddies are also a good option for little ones, as these types of toys play gentle sounds to help lull your child to sleep.
Who didn't grow up with a stuffed animal of their favorite television or movie character? Stuffed animals make great toys for toddlers who have learned to recognize their personal favorites. We often carry an assortment of Disney characters, with selections including the likes of Minnie Mouse, Tigger, Stitch, Mrs. Potts, Elsa, Anna, and Buzz Lightyear.
For younger babies, you can't go wrong with gifting a classic teddy bear. Brands like babyGund have even kicked the classic up a notch with interactive features. Newer bears might speak different phrases or even play peek-a-boo to keep baby entertained for hours. Our selection changes, so check back often to discover new innovations.
Whether you're buying baby toys for your own little one or shopping around for the perfect baby shower gift, JCPenney has the selection of quality toys you want. Shop now to find the ones your baby will cherish for years to come.