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    DF and I are updating DD's playroom tomorrow, coz she needs toys that are more age appropriate.
    But we have no idea what toys to get, and exactly where to get them. We have looked in big w and in the baby section its all rattles and stuff, and in the bigger kids toys they are all 18mth and older, some are 12mth plus.
    So what toys can you recommend for us to buy? Anything fun and also educational

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    I am a big lover of natural and timber toys... some of my fave sites are:

    - www.dragonflytoys.com.au
    - www.mywoodentoys.com.au

    There are some great timber toys out there that encourage children's skills to develop without bells and whistles and flashing lights! I have bought some beautiful timber blocks for my niece (was 15 mths when I got them) and she loves them.

    Good luck

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    Touch & feel board books
    Board books in general

    Toys that make a noise - get the least annoying ones - like a toy piano, fisherprice puppy (the one that says 'ear' when you touch his ear), stacking toys - plastic cups that stack inside or on top of each other, or blocks - the bigger the better at that age. Finally things to push around - prams, a wagon (it's great for bubs to put things in and pull behind them). The pushing/pulling toys might not be a hit right now, but at some point in the next 12 months they will be.

    The other thing you'll need soon if you don't have it already, is a table suitable for your dd. She needs a place to draw, paint (you might want to cover the table in newspaper for that activity), play with playdough (you might want to get some playdough toys - just simple biscuit cutters & a plastic rolling pin), and in the future do puzzles. It's also a good place for her to eat snacks and eventually a meal.

    Hope this helps! You don't need to go overboard, but hopefully this has helped point in the direction of a few toys to add to her collection.

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    Thanks for your replies.
    We are definately getting her some blocks. We have some toys already, we have a pram, and one of those balls with holes in them and you put the different shapes in the different holes, and we have a heap of board books.
    Definately some furniture for the room would be good, and I hadn't even thought of a little table set, we have a little chair from Ikea, should get the table to match and a few more chairs.
    I cant wait to deck her play room out. She is going to love it!

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    I highly recommend checking out if you have a local toy library! .. I LOVE ours!!!
    I have a 14 month old too and he just loves getting 'new' toys every week.
    It can also be handy to borrow toys to test out if your DD likes them and they are age appropriate before you buy them.

    DS's big fav is his 'little tikes' car (you know those big red and yellow ones) that we bought for his b'day. He also loves shape sorters and simple wooden puzzles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jag5000 View Post
    I highly recommend checking out if you have a local toy library! .. I LOVE ours!!!
    I have a 14 month old too and he just loves getting 'new' toys every week.
    It can also be handy to borrow toys to test out if your DD likes them and they are age appropriate before you buy them.

    DS's big fav is his 'little tikes' car (you know those big red and yellow ones) that we bought for his b'day. He also loves shape sorters and simple wooden puzzles.
    Oh yes !!!!!

    If you can do the toy library thing then go for it !!!!

    Sadly we cant but my boys love their trip down to our local library a few times a week to either get new books or at least have a look through others etc.

    I would start getting things sorted in regards to imaginative play, so things like play food, cutlery & dishes, finger puppets, blocks, musical instruments, dress up items & things for a craft/ art box.

    Kids dont need all the latest wizz bang toys

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    We have been gifted some toys from Fisher Price to see what we think, I have a 9mo boy and a 2yr girl. The thing that we are getting the most use out of has been the Laugh & Learn Puppy's Smart Stages train. It has three different settings with different songs for each. My boy chases the train and presses the buttons, my daughter dances and sings to the songs, it's regularly fought over :S In terms of age appropriate though, I'd check out their range, there are a lot of different options... I also wouldn't be afraid to purchase something that says it would be better suited to a slightly older child, she will grow into things.
    Agree with suggestion of things for imaginative play too. A block set is great, pretend food, a 'baby'- it all gets cycled through at our place!


 

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