This will most likely be the last post in the Toddler Tuesday series. Our baby is turning three next week so she will officially no longer be a toddler! She will now be a preschooler! It goes by way too quickly!
For my last post I want to do a Toddler Toy Roundup. This is a list of toys that we have enjoyed and have been beneficial to us over the past couple of years. Most of these are pretty inexpensive. It really doesn’t take a whole lot to make a toddler happy!
- BUBBLES! Who doesn’t love bubbles? These are so inexpensive and can be purchased pretty much anywhere. Toddlers absolutely love them! I like to get the No Spill Bubbles because most toddlers enjoy being able to do things themselves.
- PUZZLES The chunky wood puzzles are great for toddlers! This one was a gift from my sister-in-law who is also experienced in toddlers. The pieces are easy for little hands to grasp and also encourages hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and visual perception skills.
- MAGNETS Graylie’s Grandma Debba got her a set of Melissa and Doug magnets for Christmas when she was one. I had never thought about getting those for her but she loved them. We would pull them out while I was preparing dinner and she would play with them on the dishwasher. It really helped keep her occupied during that time so that I could cook.
- PUSH AND GO CARS This was another great gift from grandparents! Graylie’s Mimi found her this really cute push and go car. This one just happpens to be Minnie Mouse but I know they come in all kinds of characters. This helps teach them cause and effect. It was a toy she could really enjoy with Gavin at a time when he didn’t have a lot to do with her. They would race different cars down the hallway.
- CRAYONS This one is a universal fact! Kids and adults of all ages love crayons. We have an assortment of drawing pads and coloring books but she is happy with just a plain sheet of printer paper and her box of crayons.
- LEGO DUPLOS We still had lots of Lego Duplos from when Gavin was a toddler. One day I decided to pull them out and we all had a blast creating with them. At first it was all about examining and discovering all the pieces. Now she is able to actually create and put the blocks together. Again, this has been something that she and Gavin can do together.
- PLAY-DOH I know Play-Doh is not something everyone is a fan of since it can make a mess. Toddlers love it though! I would get this out for her on the kitchen table so that we kept it away from the carpet. She had so much fun with it and she still loves creating with Play-Doh!
- BALL PIT BALLS Last but not least is a personal favorite! We use ball pit balls in our plastic pool with a plastic slide. This was the biggest hit at our house about a year ago. I found most of these items second hand which is even better. You could even use these balls in a big cardboard box and a toddler would be thrilled!I hope you enjoyed our Toddler Toy Roundup! Do you have any fun toddler toys to add to this list?
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