Choosing re-usable toys

Toddlers love to take apart, put back together, pull out, put in, add on, and build up.

Choose toys that are "open-ended" in the sense that your child can play many different games with them. For example, wooden blocks or chunky plastic interlocking blocks can be used to make a road, a zoo, a bridge or a spaceship.

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Baby toys

Baby Toys are not just your baby’s playing tool, they help a lot in building their overall development. So before buying toys for your child, you should think of its utility and different ways of playing it.

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Putting toys where they belong

Each toy should be categorized and should have a home to make clean up quicker and easier.

If children know exactly where things belong, they are more likely to put them away.

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Imagination toys

Allowing children to play by themselves at times is a good way for them to learn how to do things themselves.

Basic "non-toys" such as boxes and other containers are perfect for unlocking the key to a child’s imagination.

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Top 10 Best Toddler Gift Ideas 2009

You’ll find the best toddler gift ideas for boys and girls including lots of popular and educational choices.

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Avoiding sharing issues with todders

If you know that it is going to be an issue to share a special toy then try to leave it at home. Don’t expect other kids not to want to play with it and don’t expect your child to want to share it.

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Protect toys (and kids)

Secure (with strong tape) the battery compartment of not only every single remote control in the home, but desk clocks, toys, battery-operated toothbrushes, monitors and anything else that requires batteries.

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Don’t force toddlers to share

Don’t force toddlers to share; it actually delays the development of sharing skills.

Kids need to feel secure in their ownership before they can share. Instead, introduce the concept of taking turns.


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