Dadstrackworld – What educational toys for 16 month old?
My son is 16 months old, he loves walking running, reading (such as it is) and helping his old man withe the bikes and the cars.
However, he’s got little or no interest in his toys at the moment, some are below his age range but others fit perfectly….he’s still not interested.
Any suggestions?Posted 4 years agojoemarshallMember
Push chair for teddies/dolls – all the kids, boys or girls love those. We got two from charity shops and hand me downs, and that means they can chase friends around.
A couple of months early, but you might as well get the balance bike now.
Other than that, balls are a good one.
Possibly just coming up to the painting age – get a good apron and a tarp and be relaxed about furniture etc.
Almost Duplo time maybe, although at that age, you’ll just be making things for him, so it can be a bit of a drag.
I wouldn’t worry about things being educational – they are learning by doing pretty much anything at that age – running, carrying things, climbing, riding on toys, throwing stuff, whatever it is all educational, it is hard for them to do any activity without learning. I do a lot of the looking after our one, and at that age she mostly was having picnics at the park,climbing up and jumping off stuff, playing in the woods, swimming etce whilst the jigsaw puzzles and toys were left at home, isn’t a problem, she’s much more into that stuff at two and three quarters now she understands them a bit better.Posted 4 years agocrankboyMember
Crankbrat at 18 months is really enjoying his mega blocks building good colour coded towers and naming the colours . He also loved the stacking cups . He likes his Thomas the tank engine battery train which he is learning to turn on and off . That’s the education sorted he also has an almost obsessive compulsive attachment to three die cast toy busses , at least he can say ” bus ” , a lot.
As has been said any toy is educational all develop physical skill or verbal . Don’t get the singing cookie jar shape sorter long before you get to take pleasure in your little geniuses achievement you want to take an axe to it .Posted 4 years agoVern0nMember
Er, what do you want to teach him?
Mini-Vern loves his big sis’s baby pushchair! And the Hoover ™, and anything with a cable (extension leads, hair dryers…) Stacking cups and shape sorters are great, megablocks, little tykes quad bike all good for 16/18 mo’s.Posted 4 years ago
But he really loves smashing offcuts of wood into walls / doors and putting toothbrushes down the loo!nmdbasetherevengeMember
nickc – Member
cardboard box big enough to sit in
It’s true!! I remember the first christmas. I was all excited, little man was more interested in the boxes and wrapping paper…most gutted.
I’d agree with pans and stuff like that, we have spent a fair bit on toys and they don’t cut it.Posted 4 years agoadjustablewenchMember
mattzzzzzz – Member
Have a look at AquaDoodle for painting- it is an impregnated sheet you “paint” with water and the colours come through and disappears when dry – no mess!!
My little boys had a thomas the tank engine version where you drew the track and the train followed it – when it dried you just drew a different route – the boys loved itPosted 4 years agospacemonkeyMember
Jigsaws and similar puzzles
Magna Doodle (Mega Sketcher) – great for him to experiment with drawing but also for you to draw stuff that he can guess and learn from
This book is awesome. You’ll find yourself splashing out as little as £10-£20 on a bunch of Hobbycraft stuff but spending hours and hours making all kinds of shizzle; bugs, spacecraft, aliens, dinosaurs, farm animals, underwater scenes, etc. Awesome.Posted 4 years agomogrimMember
Yeah like that, ours came with a load of building blocks in, just the right size for getting lost under the sofa.
Building blocks not a problem; biscuits + chocolate, however… Still, that’s what dogs are for, right?
Trolleys can carry all sorts of things apart from building bricks, of course. Daddy’s car keys, wallet, the tv remote, a spilled cup of milk, etc. etc.Posted 4 years ago
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