Toddler (13-24 Months)

How to encourage independent play in the toddler years and introduce your child to open-ended toys.

Playroom Ideas For Toddlers: What They Really Need!

When it comes to playrooms for toddlers, less is more. Many parents make the mistake of filling their toddler’s playroom with every toy and gadget imaginable, but this can actually be counterproductive. In reality toddlers (and kids in general) need much less than what we think they do. Toddlers especially need a space that is…

Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers (Ages 1 to 4 Years)

The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers Toddlers and preschoolers need simple, open-ended toys that can span multiple age ranges. Here is a simple gift guide that focused on more open-ended toys that are suitable for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as promote more active play. Keep in mind that many times toys that are…

Helpful guidelines for selecting developmentally appropriate toys for children 1-10 years old!

The question I get the most when people want to create a playroom and toys that encourage independent play is, “How do I choose a developmentally appropriate toy that my child will actually play with?”  My most straightforward answer is to choose open-ended toys that are safe for your child’s age.    While it may be…