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I’m linking up with September Farm and the Farmer’s Wife for 5 on a Friday. Since we’re headed to 2 different birthday parties this weekend, I thought I’d share my top 5 toys for 1-year-olds. Each toy below was a big hit with my kids, and I almost always choose one of these when we’re headed to a first birthday party. The best part of these toys is that they’ll last. We still play with all of them!
Top 5 Toys for 1-Year-Olds
I wish we had two sets of these because my kids always fight over them! I love how they help teach colors and shapes, and the “peep” sound they make when you press on the chicks is actually pretty cute (and quiet enough to not be annoying).
Graham was all about Scout when he was a year old. He sings, lights up, says your child’s name, and even plays games. We never reprogrammed him for Maddie (sorry poor second child), but she never seemed to mind that he always said “Graham.” I’m pretty sure she carried him around for a full month when she was a year old.
Graham’s absolute favorite toys are Dulpos. He loves to build. I mean, he has his own Instagram hashtag: #grahambuilds. He can entertain himself for hours making awesome buildings and rocket ships and boats and robots. Even at a year old, he was fascinated by Duplos. He couldn’t quiet figure out how to build with them when he was that little, but he loved the colors and shapes.
I miss those early days of laying on the floor in the morning with the sun shining through the window on to my little blonde-haired boy’s head as he sat next to me playing with his “choo-choos” and his trucks. Those are some sweet memories.
Both of the kids still love playing with our train set. When they were little, they loved pushing the trains around and figuring out how the magnets worked to hook the cars together. Now they build elaborate train tracks and send our battery-powered trains around and around. Word of caution: don’t buy your 1-year-old the battery-powered trains. You WILL end up having to cut someone’s hair to get out a tangled train. I know this from experience. Twice actually.
Maddie loves Little People! She has a set of Disney Princess Little People, and there are a few of them in her bed right now – she has to have them to go night-night! We had the farm set below when Graham was one. He loved opening and closing the barn and setting up the people and animals. His little voice saying “moo” or “neigh” was so cute!
What toys did your kids love when they were one?