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What kinds of toys are good for 12 to 18 months?

As your toddler enters the 12 to 18 month age, her toys should match her skills and allow her to develop new skills. At this age, your toddler will be very active and curious. Toys for the 12 to 18 month old child are developed to encourage greater eye/hand coordination, physical coordination, and cognitive learning.

Here are a few recommendations:
Sorting or nesting toys – these types of toys help a child develop their problem solving skills.

Building blocks – let the imagination run wild and toddlers love to build something and then knock it down.

Climbing toys – the age appropriate climbers are great for motor skill development.

Balls – a child’s all time favourite. At this age, your toddler will love to start playing catch.

Ride-on toys – the 12 to 18 month old enjoys being mobile and won’t easily get tired of a ride-on toy.

Artistic toys – crayons, paint, and moulding clay are great for this age. Let the creativity begin!

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