Here are some of the latest toys available at the Manawatu Toy Library.
Toys are labelled, shelved and displayed in photo catalogues according to the following categories:
A for Activity
Toys for active play. These toys support movement like walking, pedalling, rocking, and balancing.
B for Baby Toys
Toys for the youngest children, 0-18 months. This section includes activity centres, ball toys, and toys offering experience of cause and effect.
CM for Communication
Toys promoting early language skills, reading and writing, and including musical toys.
CR for Co-ordination
Toys encouraging construction skills and including activities requiring fitting, screwing and threading. Also includes toys for water play.
D for Discrimination
These toys display visual differences. They encourage activities of sorting, matching, and grading by size, shape, and colour. Puzzles and early math activities are here as well.
E for Expression
Toys allowing self-expression through creative and imaginative play. Realistic sets stimulate children to play out events and practice different outcomes.
F for Family Games
Games for the family to play together. They provide opportunities for children to learn about co-operative and competitive play.
TR for Tape and CDs
Includes music and stories on tape or CD.