I looked at the toys at Babies R Us, and was totally uninspired by the sea of plastic. Am thinking about one of those little scooter things that they sit on and push, though. But there must be some great toys out there online that are more outside the mainstream that y'all might be able to tell me about. DS is very inquisitive and active. He likes things that are difficult to figure out, like shape sorters and stuff. And anything that might get him to move around a lot and tire him out would be great for mama!
I saw a wooden play treehouse that he could totally grow into, but it's so expensive (and large in size) that I feel like we should wait.
What did your guys love when they were one?
SAHM to 6.5yo DS and 4yo DD. PCOS with two early m/cs. Married 8 yrs. Certified birth doula, writer, editor.
Some stuff I like:
Another "thing" that ds loves to this day, not really a thing but more of an interactive play/music hour are the Kindermusik classes we have been doing on a pretty regular basis. I know, not the cheapest, but he gets soo much out of them! He loves to dance, make music, play with other kids and it helps with his speech development and rhythm amongst other things. We love it!
Sarah ~ ds X 12/05 ~ dd E 3/08 ~ 7/12
wooden bus with 10 peg people
wire thingy with wooden beads to push along it
set of blocks in a cloth drawstring bag (put them in! take them out! stack them!)
largest size Legos
Mama to a boy EnviroKid 9 years old and a new little girl EnviroBaby !
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-large wooden puzzles with the pegs to hold onto. Our dd liked these long before she got the concept of putting them in their places
-a baby doll
-tambourine type noise makers
-wool or wood play food
- shape sorter
My grandparents send money and we got ds this play cube
. He loves it too and I like that it is sturdy and should last us through multiple children. Both are wood and I like how colorful they are.
Happy birthday to your dc!!