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#1 of 9 Old 08-30-2004, 11:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi I am looking for educational toy ideas for my 14 mos old.

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This is one of the favorite toys in our house. We've had it since my 4-year-old was two. He still likes to stack all the pegs and organize them by color. My 1 1/2-year-old just likes to poke them in the holes and wear them on her fingers. The set we have has pegs that are a tad bigger than these look. I got mine at Office Depot in the school supply section. It's great for fine motor development.

http://www.homeschoolingsupply.com/i...es-id-6264.htm

But I think the best "educational" toy you can give your kids at that age is yourself. Read or look at books, play fingerplays, dance, explore the outdoors together, splash in the tub...

At that age, my kids liked to play with blocks, balls of all sorts, stacking cups, playsilks, sidewalk chalk, animal figures that are small enough to fit in little hands... Mirrors are fun. They can have a blast with a couple wooden spoons and a metal bowl. I think someone mentioned on another thread the best toys for kids: a stick and a box!

With the holiday season approaching, I'm going to be making my lists as hints for relatives. I've almost got them trained to avoid toys that require batteries.
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Thanks for your tip on the pegboard, I'm going to buy one. We already do the other things you mentioned.

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You might try a magnadoodle. My son took his everywhere from age 12 months until around age 4 or 5.
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Blocks. Blocks and other age-appropriate building toys are a great way to develop spatial skills, foster creativity, and learn about basic scientific concepts (e.g. balance and gravity). Lego Duplo is good for little hands. I'm drooling over the wooden set (Melissa and Doug brand) that has arches, cubes and cylinders.

Wooden peg puzzles are another good educational toy, but the age varies, as far as interest goes.
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Hi all
I am going to get a magnadoodle and check into some blocks possibly doug and melissa.

I greatly appreciate all your suggestions.
How do you get the little pictures to show up ?
I tried and it only puts the words.

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Just wanted to mention something about blocks. We have a mixture of painted and natural wood blocks. We have set aside the painted blocks for now because they are more slippery than the natural wood ones. This helps with block stacking success. I expect that at some point we will bring otu the painted ones, but I think I would prefer only natural wood.

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How do you get the little pictures to show up ?
Are you using the colon before the word? So this would be colon and the word love.

If that still doesn't work, then you may have smilies turned off in your preferences somehow... Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to the little box that says Posting Rules and see if it says that Smilies are on.

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Thanks for posting about the wood blocks. The natural ones are probably easier for younger children to manipulate.

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