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Toys for 12-18 months?

 
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TheresaHPIR
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Toys for 12-18 months? Reply with quote

With a 1st Birthday and Christmas coming up, I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas for toys that are safe, educational, encourage creative free play, and will "grow" with my son as he gets older. He's 10 months old right now, and will be one year old on Sept. 21st.

I'm looking for suggestions for toys approximately in the 12-18 month range or higher, are of good quality and can be used creatively. In other words, I want to streamline the "junk" and invest in just a few really good pieces that he can play with in a number of ways, lol.

We've already bought for this upcoming holiday season:
1. More mega blocks (he has one set already)
2. A stand-up farm play set
3. Ride on/push car
4. Tool set (from Handy Manny, but its pretty basic, lol)
5. Electronic toy that teaches the alphabet/colors (he already has a similar one that teaches numbers/shapes)
6. Some wooden puzzles
7. Tons of books

I'm thinking about some type of play food set (or maybe this would be better when he gets a little older?) or maybe start some of the younger Leap Frog products.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The more manipulatives, the better. One thing we had a lot of fun with at all ages was Dr. Drew's Blocks - basically blank, rectangular wood blocks that can be stacked to build all sorts of structures:
http://drdrewsblocks.com/custom/
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

- Cars , Vehicles, ones with big tyres.
- Two piece puzzles from "Early Learning Centre"
- Shape sorters
- Musical Toys - drums, piano, tambourine, shakers, xylophone
- Montessori toys - you will find many on google search
- CD's - Barney, Dora etc

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Children love to imitate the world around with toys like plastic tea sets, washing up and cleaning sets, telephones and tool benches all equip toddlers for pretend play.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 1:51 am    Post subject: variety of toys Reply with quote

My DS has just turned one, and he currently loves:

Fisher Price Bounce'n'Spin Zebra
Baby trampoline
Ride-on Tigger
Balls, balls and more balls!
Wheeled toys of pretty much any variety
Books
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:54 pm    Post subject: toys for little ones Reply with quote

I am getting my one year old a ball pit. He loves balls but so do all of my other kids - throwing, catching, playing games, etc. The inflatable ball pits don't hold up well if there are older children around. This year I am going to try one of the fold up pools. And music is always fun!!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:38 am    Post subject: Hello Reply with quote

There are many toys for kids like as:-
1.Large building bricks
2.Push and pull toys
3.Sorting and nesting toys
4.Climbing gym
5.Balls
6.Ride-on vehicles
7.Picture books:
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