Toys for toddlers
At this age, kids love collecting, so a sturdy trolley or pram will let them cart their treasures around, whatever they may be – teddies, blocks, pebbles or pegs!
Block trolley, $70, kilmarnocktoys.co.nz; Citta Winston bear with striped jersey, $35.50, smithandcaugheys.co.nz; wooden blocks and small teddy, stylistʼs own; St Bernard wooden toy dog, $29.95, and sitting cat wooden toy, $24.95, (at right) both from naturebaby.co.nz.
Chelsea wears: Nature Baby Seaside dress in blossom stripe, $39.95, and light cotton knit cardigan in sunrise tangerine, $39.95, naturebaby.co.nz.
Play-Doh has been a trusted favourite for generations, but it is also easy to make your own – we have recipes.
Play-Doh single tub, $2.99 each, The Warehouse.
Help your little problem-solver learn persistence as they practise putting the right shapes into the right holes.
Janod wood shape-sorting house, $63.50, smithandcaugheys.co.nz.
You're not a Kiwi kid if you haven't totted along with the quintessential Buzzy Bee clicking behind you.
$43 from Smith & Caughey's
Itʼs bath time and the catch of the day are these colourful, floating insects.
Boon water bugs floating bath toys, RRP$18, visit babyfirst.co.nz for stockists.
Stack them up, then knock them down. It never gets old.
Melissa and Doug alphabet nesting blocks, $26, thekidsdept.co.nz.
“Itʼs time for a walk, come on Teddy!” Sometimes the best way to get your wee one out for a walk is to let them push their own little friend. But only do this when time is not of the essence; punctuality is not a toddlerʼs strong suit.
Corolle mini buggy in roma blue, $30, thekidsdept.co.nz.
Foster a love of music early on by having musical instruments on hand.
Indigo Jamm wooden xylophone, RRP$40, visit babyfirst.co.nz for stockists.
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