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#1 julz78

Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:43 PM

Hi just curious as to what your 1-2 year old's favourite toy is? We are seriously stuck for ideas for dd and its her first birthday in 3 days. She has so many hand me down toys from her older sibling so she really doesn't need much. She seems to be taking great joy in putting things in and out of cups and containers and pulling out all of our plastic ware. So I'm thinkng nesting/stacking cups and maybe a tea party set but I would love more ideas. Thanks  original.gif

#2 Shoop

Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:53 PM

That's a hard one as children can be so different at the age of 1. Some are still babies and some are definite toddlers IYKWIM. I would consider getting something inexpensive that your child will enjoy now and maybe get something that could be a keepsake.

My suggestions would be books - maybe a complete set of something that has meaning for you. (ie Peter Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh etc) Or for something they could use now maybe a wooden block walker or a wooden table and chairs? Our family is big into music so we collecting all our favourite music on CD/MP3 for our child. It's something that can be enjoyed now but is also a lasting gift.

#3 Guest_Nyz31_*

Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:12 AM

Our daughter turns two next month and at the moment, she is ALL about her dolly! So one of the gifts we're going to get is a bed for her dolly to sit next to hers (we're also using Dolly as a teaching tool at the moment, as she's due for a little baby sibling in May)...
Otherwise, she's just discovering her building blocks, loves her abacus and loves bouncing and dancing. She also loves flicking through books, especially ones that you need to lift flaps etc.
Apart from that, she's the same with stacking the cupboards and helping us around the house with everyday stuff... one of her favourite things is helping us unload the dishwasher and helping with the laundry....
But after making her sound like a girly girl, she also loves her cars and spent the afternoon sitting in a cardboard box pretending it was a car. Brmming and beeping away... hehe

#4 Babby and Roo

Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:10 AM

What my DD was into at 12 months is a bit different now she is 20 months. At 12 months things like stacking/nesting boxes and cups are great. As well as push along toys to help develop walking skills. Books are also great for that age. Or any of the Fisher Price 'laugh & learn' series.

After about 18 months we noticed a real developmental leap and her play has changed into more pretend play so she now LOVES her dollhouse with all the people and furniture (we have Fisher Price My First Dollhouse and accessories), she also really likes her tea set and play food, and her train set. But at 12 months she would have still been too young for those things.

So you need to decide if you want to get a couple of age appropriate things she can play with straight away (and I should add that stacking boxes and cups and push along toys like doll strollers and trolleys are still played with all the time here) or if you want something for her more suitable from 18 months or so. Remember there is always Christmas to add to her collection!

#5 Batfink

Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:20 AM

DS (20 months) LOVES his tea set and cooking utensil set. He used to love just bashing them around but now enjoys "cooking" for us. Its one of the only toys he doesn't get bored with.

#6 Carmen02

Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:26 AM

Anything that makes noise?? lol DS loves books also duplo those big lego set.. he also loves anything he can open and close and roll around

#7 ziggy72

Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:51 PM

We got DS2 a little tikes cosy coupe. He didn't get out fo it for weeks.

#8 Funky Cold Ribena

Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:02 PM

DD 18mo loves her xylophone, plastic bricks, tea set, wooden train, chunky floor jigsaw puzzle which we do together, chunky toy cars, her Upsy Daisy doll and a beach ball I bought from K Mart for $1.

#9 paddyboo

Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:10 PM

Pat loves balls, his wheely bug and his fire engine

#10 podg

Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:13 PM

Miss 14 months loves books (card ones - Hairy Maclary is on high rotate), putting things in and out of other things, and her Tupperware shape sorter. She loves climbing and adores the small fort at a friend's house.
Other past successes with her sisters at one include one of those toys with pop up characters in a row that you manipulate a different switch for each one, very simple wooden jigsaws with pieces that are thicker than the background, a doll pram, a car/train, and a high quality play tent.

I have a friend who gave her one year old her very own big box of tissues for her birthday - she had a ball pulling them all out one by one and throwing them on the floor!

#11 wrong

Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:38 AM

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#12 Liz23

Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:48 PM

My one year old loves Viking ambulance.  It has a 'sick' person in the back and she pushes it everywher.  We got it from www.busybugkits.com   as part of a bag of toys to help her learning.

#13 niban

Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:19 AM

We were in the same situation (older siblings, toys for Africa) but this has been a hit with our little boy:

http://www.toygalaxy.com.au/djeco-topanimo
Stacking cubes with little animals - hours of fun

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