Chalenge your child

Build on your child’s strength by encouraging him or her to play with a challenging toy.

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Playing with toys

Your little one may still enjoy many of her older toys, but don’t be surprised if she starts using them in more sophisticated ways, i.e., stacking blocks into a tower instead of just banging them together.

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Kitchenware toys

Get some non-breakable containers with lids in assorted sizes. Have your child remove the lids, mix them up, and then put them back on the appropriate container. Start with two or three containers then add more as your child improves.

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Kitchen toys

Stainless steel bowls are great toys for your toddler.

They are shiny and reflective, they are great for banging and they can make a lot of noise when they rattle them around on the floor – add a wooden spoon into the mix and they have a makeshift set of drums and stacking toys.

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