A Smart Toy Guide (Parents Not Included)

Marketers are offering an explosion of new products to parents who think they can make their kids smarter by simply pressing PLAY. That's a myth, but some toys are better than others.

Birth to 1 Year Babies are developing an attention span and motor control

GOOD Fisher-Price Kick & Play Piano ($25) attaches to the crib. Babies learning to kick and grasp are rewarded with songs, sounds and twinkling lights. Once babies learn to sit, at around seven months, the toy can be played on the floor like a piano.

FAIR Black-white-and-red toys attract babies' attention, but researchers say kids learn...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!