Some of you might not know that our beautiful Ambi Toys range originally started production as far back as the 1960’s. Patrick Rylands, an award winning British designer, was the man behind the distinctive style, quality and design that the Ambi range is known and loved for. Many of these toys, launched in the 70’s and 80’s, are still in production today.
Standing the Test of Time
The classic design with simple lines, imaginative features and purity of colour have stood the test of time! Babies and toddlers are not interesting in passing trends, fashion colours or the latest gadget. They need well designed and reliable toys which don’t disappoint during play and, most importantly, encourage their gradual discovery and sensory development. The Ambi range satisfies these needs and is a continuing source of learning and fun. Exactly what a good toy is meant to be! So while that’s all well and good, how does the Ambi range help sensory development?
1. Cause and Effect
Many of the toys in the Ambi range help teach your little ones how different actions can create a variety of different outcomes. A great example of this is the Activity Case. A colourful activity centre with 6 activities for little hands to explore. If they press a button it will squeak, pull the blue bird and it will chime the bell, slide the mirror and see who is hiding underneath. Perfect for developing manual dexterity and learning, cause and effect.
2. Sound Recognition
Much like with cause and effect you will find a wide range of Ambi toys produce different sounds depending on how you interact with them. The Xylophone Drum gives children the option to play the Xylophone on one side and the drums on the other. While creating their own little symphony children will learn to acknowledge different sounds and change how they play with the toy because of it.
It’s very important for children as they grow to understand how everything doesn’t feel the same, identifying objects with their hands as well as their eyes. Each of our 3 little Bubble Fish has a different texture to its fin. Allowing children to acknowledge which toy they are playing with not only through their eyes, but through their hands as well.
4. Hand Eye Coordination
Hand eye coordination develops throughout a child’s formative years and toys play a big part in that. As a child hits and pulls on a toy they are learning where to place their hands, encouraging them to develop manual dexterity. Our Pop-up Pals are a great toy for developing hand eye coordination, while being super fun to play with! Tap a button with the hammer and the matching coloured pal pops up. This rather infectious task of peep-o can be repeated with four smiley pals.
5. Shape Recognition
From babies to toddlers learning to recognise shapes and colours is an important part of development. While all the toys from our Ambi range have vivid colours, many of them help encourage these sorting activities while also being loads of fun! The Lock a Block comes with two sets of three-dimensional sorting blocks, for hours of shape and colour matching entertainment.
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