Illumination Station



Illumination Station

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  • $21.90

Four spinning pieces with a variety of textures and shapes invite baby to touch this fun-filled toy. The spinning wheel encourages baby to reach, tug, and bat, strengthening hand-eye coordination. Each feature on the wheel spins freely when baby bats at it, introducing baby to cause & effect. The ball lights up when it spins, capturing baby’s attention and helping to promote concentration. The suction cup base attaches to flat surfaces or can be removed for hand-held play.

  • 2-in-1 toy; use suctioned to a table or high chair tray, or remove base for floor play
  • Intentionally designed to be batted at for activation, a skill that’s developmentally appropriate for baby at this age
  • Encourages baby to reach, tug, and bat, strengthening hand-eye coordination
  • Spinning ferris wheel provides a higher level of visual tracking
  • Light captures baby’s attention and helps promote concentration

Sassy developmental baby toys are designed to help provide a solid foundation for lifelong learning by fostering development and stimulating the brain. High contrast patterns, product proportions, various sounds, age-appropriate materials and innovative functional features are all key components to our Sensory Play line of toys.

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Play is how your little one learns, so it is incredibly important that he has the opportunity to play free, and has the toys that will best help with each developmental milestone. Below is a list of milestones your little one will experience, along with information about each stage, and toy feature recommendations. Always remember, each baby develops at his own rate, so if you have any concerns about your child’s development, please speak with your pediatrician.

Sensory Development

Birth-6 Months

Milestones: From birth to 6 months, the focus is on developing baby’s senses through exploration and discoveries. In these first 6 months, through movements and responses, baby is beginning to coordinate and build perceptual capacities. During this period, baby’s vision is poor, initially only able to see 8-12 inches from his face. Babies can see colors, but their ability to differentiate among them is still developing; red seems to capture baby’s attention the best, and so may be the first color sense. Gaining the capacity of the eyes to work together, and tracking objects with her eyes are milestones baby will reach during this period. Instinctively, babies look for faces among their available stimuli and develop a “social smile.” Babies also discover their hands and feet, begin to discriminate among different textures, and start reaching for objects and intentionally grasping them.

Recommended Toy Features

  • Attachments that engage baby
  • Black and white
  • Handles & loops
  • Hanging items in baby’s view and just within reach
  • Mirror / reflective surfaces
  • Variety of sounds
  • Variety of tactile materials
  • Variety of texture

Thinking & Learning

6-24 Months

Milestones: At this stage, baby’s senses have developed and now she is exploring the world around her using these senses. Baby is learning about the objects in her world by banging, hitting, shaking and moving the objects to learn all about what they do and what else they do. On top of this, baby’s imagination is developing as well as her desire to imitate you in EVERYTHING you do and say.

Recommended Toy Features

  • Lightweight objects for holding
  • Multi-sensory features on single item
  • “Puzzle” features
  • Object identification items
  • Objects that make a variety of sounds

Moving & Exploring

Birth-36 Months

Milestones: From birth to 36 months, baby is developing fine and gross motor skills: Lifting their head when on their belly, learning to grasp items in a pincer grasp, controlling their limbs, bringing hands to midline (putting hands together), reacting to loud noises, crawling, standing, walking, and before you know it…running! Every type of play that gets baby to bat or grasp an object, crawl after a toy, stand to explore a new view or walk with it helps baby develop these key motor skills.

Recommended Toy Features

  • Arches that support toys
  • Activations
  • Crawl through or crawl on
  • Items that foster sitting
  • Items that help support standing
  • Items that move
  • Music
  • Small object manipulation
  • Switches, toggles, press buttons, open & close

Communicating & Talking

3-24 Months

Milestones: As babies become aware of their tongues, they begin cooing, babbling, and making consonant sounds to explore phonological awareness. They learn that the world is made of sounds and that it’s important for them to hear the differences among them. Baby likes to “talk” with you by imitating the sounds you make, by watching your mouth make movements and your face make expressions. Pre-speaking babies are taking in the sounds, intonation and cadence of their native language long before they are able to create the words on their own. Responsive communication, or moving from “parentese” to authentic conversations, is an important milestone in your little one’s development. Joint attention to your little one is key to language learning, so pay attention to what your baby is interested in and talk about it. Give baby back just a bit more than she gave you and then wait for the response.

Recommended Toy Features

  • Human voices
  • Objects for teething & mouthing
  • Pictures
  • Songs and nursery rhymes
  • Words & letters

Fostering Curiosity

6-36 Months

Milestones: Baby is busy observing and exploring the world around him. He is learning that he has a reflection of his own and that all objects won’t disappear if he puts them down for a minute or a few days. Cause-and-effect is a key function that baby is learning: That there is a reaction to batting at a spinning wheel, and he is the one that caused it.

Recommended Toy Features

  • Flaps
  • Floating
  • Hidden objects
  • Light Up
  • Mirrors
  • Opening objects
  • “Pop-up” discoveries
  • Sound activations
  • Variety of materials
  • Variety of temperatures


9-36 Months

Milestones: Baby is now placing objects with intention and is stacking, connecting and fitting objects together. Baby’s motor skills are continuing to develop as baby creates with her toys. Baby is learning about the principles of engineering – why some buildings stand up but others fall down, of geometry – why some shapes fit inside of other shapes, and of counting and numbers – why we talk about ‘amounts’ of things.

Recommended Toy Features

  • Big & small
  • Connectables
  • Creating / creating art
  • Linkables
  • Magnets
  • Puzzle features
  • Shapes
  • Stackables