If you have a minimal collection of toys for your little one, what's in it? I like to think we have a fairly small toy stash compared to most families I know, and I'm careful to declutter the unused ones and follow the one in/ one out rule. We're at the perfect point now where every toy they have is played with daily, and they would definately notice and be devastated if any were removed. The issue is that the holidays are coming, and I've already been given $200 by a family member to buy toys on their behalf for Christmas. Incredibly generous and appreciated of course, but man that is a lot of toys to come into our house, even if I'm choosing it. The relative is also making a donation to their education accounts, so this other money has to be strictly toys.
It's a great opportunity to refine our fairly minimalist stash, so I'm looking for ideas for toys that will stand the test of time and grow with my kids for a while, but also don't take up space or come with tons of pieces. My boys are 4 and 18 months (the babe's still mouthing toys) So it's tough to find baby-safe toys that are still captivating to an older preschooler. Our current toy stash includes:
wooden train table
wooden barn with animals
little people house
blocks, of varying types
handful of small things: binoculars, kaleidescope, balance board, shape sorter