It is important that children are allowed the freedom and comfort necessary to explore their bodies at all ages.Sensory experiences and opportunities for sensory play are essential to a child's development. The first stage of early development is the sensori-motor stage, in which children become aware of their surroundings and begin to understand their own bodies. Touch and feel toys are a perfect way to help foster fine motor skills, sensory awareness, and help your little one's eyes focus. Babies are sponges for learning and they soak up their surroundings as well as integrate new knowledge all of the time! Older babies and toddlers will enjoy sensory toys that also incorporate more advanced skills. For example, our "Learn to Dress - Monkey" is a great product that teaches basic dressing skills in a fun and engaging way that children love. At Educational Toys Planet, our main priority is keeping an inventory of well-made and reasonably priced toys, games and activity sets that are suitable for many age groups and interests.