|. on Nov 16, 2016 @ 10:53 am|
when my kids were young, I asked that they get a very small gift, and savings bonds to contributions te to their educational fund. They had so many toys, etc, and the college money sure came in handy...
|. on Nov 16, 2016 @ 11:13 am|
At the age your child is at, you want to focus on toys and objects that offer a sensory experience, as well as toys that will develop their fine and gross motor skills. Books that have textures to feel, toys they can shake and rattle, buttons they can push to get a cause and effect reaction are all great.
Soft balls for rolling, stacking blocks or rings, shape sorters, etc... are all appropriate. There are also walkers that combine educational features like number and/or color recognition or jumpers that both stimulate the mind and help them exercise their legs at the same time. V-Tech and Baby Einstein make a great ones, respectively.
Have fun shopping and playing!
|. on Nov 16, 2016 @ 11:41 am|
I agree with prettyrainbow- a lot of sensory items! and teething toys - I found a little rattle shaker that my daughter loved, and it was great for her teething as well! The banana teether is amazing, and my daughter is still using it at 17 months (the big teeth are coming in now)
My daughter is a reader, so we have a lot of texture books- Costco carries some cute ones "is this my bunny" etc..
a standing table is good- where they learn to pull up and stand and also can press buttons and play music. We have the leap frog one!
I tried to think of toys that my daughter could use later too (try and stretch out the months of use, as they go through stages so fast!) - toys like stacking cups (my daughter LOVES them... I dont know any child that doesn't) and simple animal puzzles (Melissa & Doug have a few cute ones)
My daughter is 17 months, so I just went through it- let me know if you need someone to bounce ideas off of!
|Agreed! on Nov 16, 2016 @ 12:36 pm|
Yes! I totally agree. I've already told our families that our house is too small for giant and many toys. Plus, he's really entertained by the simplest of things.
|Thanks! on Nov 16, 2016 @ 12:37 pm|
Great tips - thank you!