It has been a while but I’m back with a good blog post. Lemon is now 20 months and in case you missed it, I have a newborn. He is as cute as a button, and just the sweeeetest little guy. Follow on Instagram for all the cuteness. But, today we are talking toys for toddlers!
Lemon is in her independent play era, and she’s loving the toys I have been introducing her too. We like minimal when it comes to toys. Although sometimes her play area looks like A LOT. I like to have a few good toys out at a time, and then rotate when she gets bored of them. This is a montessori technique that I absolutely love.
Toy rotation is nothing new. If you are unfamiliar with it, it’s basically a technique that you use with kids when it comes to their toys. Keep a few out, once they are bored of them, swap them out for new toys. Once they are bored of those, rotate them again. You can reuse toys that way, and kids will find the old ones exciting again.
In this post, I want to share some toys for toddlers and things that Lemon is loving lately. Like I mentioned, she’s 20 months old, and I’m sharing this post in case you guys have kids around the same age and need some ideas. Also, the holidays are right around the corner, so if you need some gift ideas for toddlers, these are SO GOOD.
TOYS FOR TODDLERS:
LOVEVERY PLAY KITS:
We have absolutely been LOVING these montessori play kits. They are super educational and Lemon really enjoys them. This is the 19-21 month play kit called The Realist, and I highly suggest it. I wish we started these boxes sooner, to be honest. They are great for getting your toddler’s mind going.
In this box, this is what you’ll find.
- The Lockbox: Problem-solving on-the-go! Your toddler can tinker with mechanical thinking all on their own with this Lockbox, perfect for little hands.
- Count & Slide Ring Chute: Count with your toddler how many rings go in before one slides down. This game is a great early lesson in counting and one-to-one correspondence.
- Geo Shapes Puzzle: Build your toddler’s confidence in their puzzle progression with this 3D puzzle to practice cradling and nesting complex shapes.
- ‘Bea Gets a Checkup’ Board Book: Going to the doctor can be fun! This book prepares your toddler with a real-life relatable scenario around visiting the doctor.
- Quilted Critter Pockets: Have your toddler match and tuck the organic cotton critters to practice focus, dexterity and tenacity.
- Really Real Flashlight: Turn the light on and off with this usable flashlight. Your toddler will learn how certain objects can give or control light.
- Grooved Pitcher & Glass: Pour pour pour! This Montessori classic helps your toddler practice pouring, which helps develop hand and eye control
If you want something educational for your kiddos, shop Lovevery Boxes here.
Lemon will play forever in her kitchen by herself. She adores this thing and it keeps her very busy! She’s got all the accessories to go with it – fruits, veggies, milk cartons, pots and pans, spatulas, etc. She’s even got a grocery cart. It’s very cute to watch her load things up in her grocery cart, and then bring it to the kitchen to put the fruits and veggies in the pretend fridge. LOL.
This is such a cute gift idea for kids, especially if you guys are foodies. Andrew and I love food, and we always bring her grocery shopping with us, and cook with her in the kitchen. We love teaching her about food. She’s a very picky eater, so we want to promote good food/eating habits as much as we can.
WOODEN TOYS AND MINI TABLE:
This wooden phone was a hit for a while. She LOVES answering the telephone. (Because she sees us answer our cell phones all the time). I’ve taught her to say “hello, how are you?” and it’s the cutest thing ever!
This old school phone is from one of my favourite places, Joures Canada. If you’re following me on Instagram, then you already know we have tons of toys from them. They are montessori-based and have the coolest toys! If you’re looking for some good gifts, make sure to check them out online. They are a local Canadian shop for kids. You can use my code CHIC15 for 15% off.
This little wooden table is also amazing. She eats, colours, and plays a lot at the table. Meal time can be a struggle but the cute placemat and cutlery help. Both are also from Joures Canada.
SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE JOURES CANADA ITEMS:
LOVEVERY COTTON TUNNEL:
This Lovevery organic cotton tunnel is probably Lemon’s most used toy of all time. She LOVES this thing, and every single evening for the past month she yells out “tunnel” over and over again until we pull it out and crawl in with her. It’s SO fun for kids, and makes for a great gift. Honestly, not much more I can say about this one, other than it’s the best.
What do you guys think bout these toys for toddlers? What kinds of toys are your littles playing with these days? Let me know in the comments.
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