At 1 year old playtime starts to get a little messy. Children begin to take an interest in emptying, transferring, and rearranging their toys and other household items. Stacking toys continue to be fun at this age. Starting about 12 months, your baby might also begin walking. From 2 to 3 years old, playing actively and testing physical skills by jumping, climbing, and throwing is the name of the game. Toddlers also like to use their expanding hand-eye coordination to work with basic arts and crafts, blocks, and simple puzzles.
Look for toys that encourage your child’s budding skills, including blocks, books, fit-together toys, push-and-pull toys, pounding and shape toys, fill-and-spill sets, and balls. Toddlers and preschoolers also love ride-on toys and starter tricycles.
Here are some suggestions to get you started:
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