Little E is going to be turning 2 this summer! Wild. Like every parent I want to give him everything. However, he doesn’t have wants just yet, nor does he truly NEED anything. You know besides food shelter love and clothing.
I have been paying close attention to things that interest him, including cars. Although, that one as been obvious since what feels like forever.
We try to get out of the house a lot to get him socializing, since we don’t do childcare. So a lot of these ideas have come from the public library and the discovery center. They do a great job and utilizing educational toys and rotating them in and out! Back in March I did a Montessori purge of our own toys here at home based on this blog post. Now I didn’t remove all of our plastic toys or EVERY toy with batteries but it did help me purge (read as, box up) baby toys and things we have duplicates of. Our house stays so much cleaner now! Also, I noticed he started playing with toys I’d never seen him play with before, at least not without prompting from us.
Something’s he tends to play with while we are out and about are on the following list.
- Animals and barn
- Melissa & Doug Doorbell House
- Melissa & Doug Latches Barn
- Play food
- Kitchen sets
We have gotten him a few, probably too many of the little schliech animals but I bought them on sale at Orschlen’s. Otherwise we’d would have spent a small fortune on them. People that have kids who collect the Dinosaurs definitely have put forward some pretty pennies. I saw him eyeing the dinosaurs. I wanted to get one but, I was buying animals to work on his sounds. He hasn’t cared a whole lot for talking. So I was/am desperate for anything to help.
Other things I think he’d love
- Cars toddler sheets
- Toddler table
- Building set/table
- More cars, cars, & trucks, & more cars, & another truck & more trucks & a car
- A train!