Construction - Kids love to build things and take things apart any type of lego or building blocks will keep them amused for hours, we have an extensive collection of Lego Duplo and I know Eli would love this fire station set to add to his stash.
Technology - You will all know by now every child wants what their parents have, from phones to tablets there are children's versions of everything these days. I really love this Disney Pixar Cars digital camera...teach them to take their own pictures what great memento's to keep!
Learning - Every parent wants their child's toys to be educational, it could be something to help them learn the alphabet or even tell the time....this wooden fruit set by Melissa & Doug helps teach your child how to cut a skill essential for independence.
Characters - Most children will have a favourite character from a film or T.V show....Eli's current love is Toy Story. By owning characters from their favourite shows it really encourages imagination and pretend play.
Sentimental - Most children seem to grow attached to one particular item usually a soft toy which will stay the same and bring them comfort for many years. When Eli turned 1 he received a Build-A-Bear for his birthday and has been attached to it ever since and we intend to do the same for Eli. A special sentimental teddy which they can chose themselves and have a hand in the making process....it is a great experience for a young child.
Pretend - Pretend play is extremely important in developing imagination and learning skills play kitchens, tea sets and work benches make excellent toys and I love this one by Vertbaudet.
Thank you for reading!