Need New Toys

I never thought the day would come when I would say that Aidan needs new toys. He has gotten so many as gifts in all his 9 months of living, but after joining him in playing with his toys the past few nights, I found that I got bored very quickly! I am sure he doesn’t feel the same way, but I think he will soon enough. I mean, you can only enjoy a red barrel and wooden trucks for so long, right??

Last night I left him gated in his room and tipped the toy box over so everything was easily accessible. I went in the other room to change into comfy clothes and I could hear him playing away without a care in the world. I would peek in every few minutes to see him tapping blocks together or putting a car in his mouth. He would laugh to himself or say “da-da” or “ma-ma” (his new favorite syllables). But after about 6-7 minutes, he crawled to the gate in front of his door and used it to help him stand up and look out into the hallway. At this point in his playtime ritual, Cali is guarding the gate and when she hears him climb up, she also stands up and puts her feet on top of the gate next to his hands. She kisses him, he squeals.

The A-man is a highly intellectual baby so I think he needs some more challenging toys. Stuff that he can interact with – maybe even something we can play together. Any toy suggestions such as particular brands or a good development stage would be a huge help. Please comment!

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2 Responses to “Need New Toys”

  1. Diane Tasker says:

    The fact that you realize Aidan needs new toys makes me very proud. I was the same way with Curtis…always feeling the need to challenge him with toys and books which provided good play value as well as exposing him to a wide variety of learning experiences. Cudos!

  2. Lindsay says:

    Melissa & Doug toys are great for kids of all ages! I remember around 9 months to a year, Owen really started forming an interest in puzzles and shape sorter activities. He also began to dance along to all sorts of music, so anything with different beats/sounds would be nice for him! Also, Owen’s FAVORITE toy ever has been a push/sit train that he got for his first birthday. He is almost 2.5 now and still plays with it all the time. It was really helpful in getting him to walk too!

    What a fun time for you and Aidan. Can’t wait to hear what you guys find!

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