Every toddler & young child should have at least one wooden block set in their toy collection. In these days of electronic toys, it's important not to forget the fundamentals of childhood development. Wooden blocks offer children endless ways to exercise their imagination as they improve their hand-eye coordination & gross motor skills. They also help children establish important relationships between the "part" & the "whole," & the help to provide basic lessons on engineering & gravity.
How could I not mention LEGOs when speaking about building & blocks. LEGOs will never go out of style.
The sets below are from the new LEGO DUPLO line. I am a fan of the DUPLO pieces being a little larger & easier to snap together.
LEGO DUPLO Community People
20 DUPLO characters full of personality and with important roles to play in the community. I love that this set reflects the multicultural society in which we live. LEGO DUPLO Bus
These wooden sets feature a (safe) wooden knife & pieces of "sliceable" foods that can be cut. The food makes a fun "CRUNCH" sound when sliced. With so many pieces, it's a great way to introduce the concepts of part, whole & fractions.
Melissa & Doug Doctor Role Play Costume Set
"Doctor Noah will see you now." With this set your little doctor will be fully equipped with a lab coat & facemask, a stethoscope with sound effects, a reflex hammer, an ear scope, a syringe, & a name tag for personalizing.
I LOVE Melissa & Doug & they have a bunch of really cute role-playing costume sets.
Melissa & Doug Construction Worker Role Play Set I am in love with Melissa & Doug toys! Did you know that Melissa & Doug started out in the garage at Doug's parents' house in 1988? Melissa & Doug has grown to become one of the most popular toy makers in the world. Their toys have garnered dozens of parenting & "best toy" awards over the years, & have been featured widely in national print media & on television.
Playskool Mr. Potato Head Silly Suitcase-Colors May Vary
Mr. Potato Head is an all-time favorite & classic toy! Mr. Potato Head's suitcases are packed full of different body parts & accessories to make hundreds of silly combinations! The wacky, mixed up looks for Mr. Potato Head will keep your little Superstar busy & giggling for hours!
Plus, how could you possibly resist Spud Trooper & his "laser" masher?
Playskool Mr. Potato Head Star Wars - Legacy Spud Trooper
Meet the interactive, free-spirited Sing-a-ma-jigs! Each Sing-a-ma-jigs features three modes of play. Sing-a-ma-jigs interact with each other and harmonize (o: Sing-a-ma-jigs fall into the category of toys that you know your kids will love, but you think will drive you crazy. That is, until they win you over. The cartoonish, brightly-colored Sing-a-ma-jigs characters "sing" when you press on their little bellies, and when you squeeze more than one at the same time, they harmonize! Each (let's face it, adorable) character also sings its own song, like "Where Oh Where has My Little Dog Gone," and "Skip to My Loo."
Where's Waldo? The Complete Collection
Just when you thought you’d found Waldo in all the likely places. Get all of Waldo's adventures in one fabulous collection. We are huge fans of Waldo & Odlaw (o:
LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Learning Game System (Green)
Noah LOVES his Leapsers. This is the brand new Leapster Explorer. This system is AWESOME!!! The Leapster Explorer has games, e-Books, videos, and online play to customizable learning skills and more. On the down side ~ Leapster games are not compatible with the Leapster Explorer. The Leapster games work with Leapster, Leapster2 and LMAX learning game systems ONLY!
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