We received this as a hand-me-down actually, and you couldn't even tell another child played with it. The puzzle is very sturdy as are the pieces, able to stand up by themselves. My son showed interest in puzzles literally overnight and this one has been at the top most of the time.
I wanted to pick one Melissa & Doug cutting food set for my toddler - I chose this one (for now). He loves sushi so it's fun for him to play with some. The knife is the best part - he can chop like Mom and Dad! For some reason it's weird to me that there are felt pieces of ginger and that is the only felt, but that's not a problem or anything. I am curious if the chopsticks will help him develop skills to eat with them later on!
I gave this is a gift to a family with a 4 year-old boy and 2 year-old girl. One of those gifts that wasn't a hit at the time but I heard from Mom later that they had a very fun afternoon with the set and continue to want to play with it!
This is a great, great thing. I had my eye on it a couple years ago but with a busy two-year old... it is wonderful! It seems so futuristic and it's nice to know we have something "electronic"-like without sounds and videos.
Our son received this when he was about 1 and a half - and we weren't ready to set up a train track set for him yet. But, this little Percy was fun right away - motoring along quite well on our carpet! We've played with it quite a lot and the batteries have not gone out yet.
These puppets kept catching our eye for months. We finally decided to purchase the blue shark one before a car trip. Our two-year old and anyone who sees it just loves it! He uses it to pick up big pom-poms.
We are big fans of Lauri Toys and we saw this we wanted to get it for our two-year old. He actually really likes it! There are three levels of 'challenge' cards to match the shapes to and of course we only use the 'easy' ones. And actually, the more complex ones are fun for mom and dad too. Can't wait to see how much he likes this set as he grows up.
This is cute - a baby-sized version of a favorite toy. At first I thought the suction cups were odd - what am I going to stick this to? - but after time I realized they were convenient. It's something my son just liked to watch me play with and only now (18 months) does he really play it on his own. But it's really well constructed, and with the Sprig Stacker make really cute baby bedroom decor!
We got this for our one-year old as his "first vehicle". It's easy to hold and has a cool texture. We brought it to an outdoor family event and kids up to 10 years old played with it too! It'd be really fun on the beach!
Our two-year old doesn't "get" this yet, but we purchased it before he was born to serve as a decorative part of his room until he enjoys it as a toy! Nice bright color and it is extremely well-constructed.
More than 5 stars if I could. We really wanted to get our 18-month old a remote control toy. There are so many to choose from! We decided to wait to get him a cool vehicle later.. so we could get this very cute robot now. In a few months he has really learned to use it (press one button at a time!) and it's a noise-making toy that doesn't drive the rest of the house nuts. I think this would make a wonderful gift!
We purchased this for a friend's kid. The parents always loved to play games but obviously you have to put away all the games with small pieces for a while! We thought this was a fun way for the young family to play together.
These have become a bathtime staple. We bought them when our son was a little baby just to give him something to look at. Now he enjoys picking out particular letters and numbers. There are two of each letter so there's enough to spell a lot of words. We did decide to keep the letters and numbers in a plastic basket as the included container is a little hard to keep clean. A+
We love this set! Our almost 2-year old plays with this set daily, moving the gears back and forth between the refrigerator and dishwasher. I thought of writing a review because the battery just went dead - after at least six months of regular play. This set is totally worth the price and looks cute too!
We bought this as a 'surprise' on a long car trip and it was fun to use! The magnetic shapes are a little thinner than you may expect, and it's best to just assume the child will bend them a bit! But you can't beat the price.
We just received SmartMax for Christmas but it is already a favorite! Mom & Dad are having fun with it too. Our 18-month old especially likes to break down what we build. The pieces are great for small hands and they are very easy to put together - click! I love too that this building toy will probably be enjoyed for several years - that and the quality justifies the price.
Our son received this for his first birthday and it's been one of his favorite toys since. We say "Where's Jenson?" (the driver) and he goes and finds him. Funny enough, he always puts him in the car facing backwards. But he has quickly caught on to how it goes and it's very cute!
We bought this for our one-year old son when he was pushing his first teeth at four months. He especially liked the crinkly sounds and chewing on the 'feet'. My only issue with it compared to other soft 'blanket' style teething toys he had was that this one is much harder to clean. Still, it was worth it for the couple months he played with it.
The main thing about the Sprig cone stacker is that it is really, really cute. It is rainbow-colored but slightly "muted" and made out of the cool recycled Sprig "wood". But as a stacker, it is definitely a bit more difficult than your standard rings! My one-year old son can get a few of these pieces together, especially the easier one with the circular shape on the bottom. But he enjoys using them as rattles and we know he will continue playing with this toy.
For us, this was/is the ultimate baby toy. When our baby was 3 months old, he couldn't fall asleep for naps without noise. Shaking this rattle was this was the easiest way to get him to fall asleep! Then it was probably the first toy he grasped and played with on his own. Now we have been playing a game where he puts his finger through one of the holes, then 'passes' the ball to one of us. I have already tied an Oball Rattle within the bow of one baby shower gift and I imagine I will keep doing that! A+
This Ambi car is a very cute first car for a boy or a girl. It's well-constructed and the plastic is easy to clean. At least our Ambi is hard to "squeak" even for us parents, let alone our one-year old. But he has liked playing with it for several months.
The Zoom Zoom Vehicles are a welcome set of toys in our house. As he is going through his "throwing" stage, our one-year old can safely play with these soft cars. They do have harder plastic wheels. The designs on the six cars are cute and there are different flaps, windows, etc. to reveal what's underneath. They are very high-quality and seem worth the price.