I have had numerous messages about where certain toys that Eloise plays with are from or where people can find them. You are ALWAYS welcome to reach out and ask me as I really love hearing from you but wanted to compile a list of things we have been playing with a lot recently to make it easier to find these:
Naturally I need to have a camera toy for Eloise and this is our choice. Between the kaleidoscope lens, the magnetic flash and the amazing attention to detail I am SO happy with this one. If you are like me, and always have a camera in your babes face, you need to have this for them to imitate you with. (If you aren’t constantly taking pictures of your little ones, you need to, how else do we capture these fleeting moments?)
I love that this toy has so many elements. Eloise has learned to pull the xylophone out, hit the keys with the hammer, chew on said hammer, and has figured out to put the balls in the circles and push them through with her hand. I like that the novelty isn’t gone though. She can still figure out to put the xylophone back in and match the balls with the corresponding colors. And whenever people are playing with her they will whip out whatever one nursery rhyme they remember and entertain themselves for a few minutes too (My go to is Yankee Doodle haha)
Our wooden stacker is from PBKids but I love Bannor toys so much that I wanted to sub this in here. I seriously LOVE their products and Eloise really loves that she has figured this toy out. Lately I can give it to her and she will occupy herself with it for at least ten minutes (which may not sound like a lot but it is!)
Works great for naming colors, so far Eloise just takes the shapes in and out of the box and opens and shuts the lid but there are so many great options of play for this.
Elemenosqueeze: These are squish blocks that are large. We are currently practicing stacking them. They are wonderful because they don’t cause pain or a ruckus when they topple over.
Zany Zoo: This one is wonderful because, well just look at it. There is so much to do and it’s the perfect place for Eloise to pull up and keep herself occupied while mastering her balance. I love that there are so many animals and letters to talk about too.
If it isn’t obvious I really like natural material toys and have never been disappointed with Plan Toys. We have numerous objects from them. Here they are:
TukTuk – Reminds me of our honeymoon in Thailand
Weather Dress Up : She hasn’t masted her colors yet but I love puzzles so I could help myself when I had the opportunity to get a puzzle that gives the chance to talk about dressing up and seasons etc.
Let’s be real, this was more for me than for her at this point but it makes for a cute little display piece in her nursery too!
I love the quality of these wooden toys. I know I mentioned their stacker before but these are also household favorites:
This was a fun one to watch her figure out. It, surprisingly, didn’t take very long. She flips it over and watches the cogs spiral down, then flips it over and repeats the process.
Alright my mom found these but they are cool to do whatever with. We hide things under them or use them to sort colors, Eloise will put the Hape balls in them and try to drink out of them. Good for imaginations!
If you ever see anything Eloise is playing with that isn’t on this list let me know and I can add it or just have a chat with you!