Sam is two. TWO! So, officially a toddler, and don’t I know it. Twonager is a thing, right? ;) Anyway, I have shared a lot of our newborn must haves and baby must haves, but today I thought it’d be fun to mix it up and share my must haves for toddlers. Because life with a toddler is fun and crazy and messy and here are some things to make it easier.
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Wooden blocks. Whether it’s to build up into towers, or knock down said towers (my toddler’s personal favorite!), blocks are a fun and simple toy for toddlers of all ages!
Chalkboard. Sam loves drawing with his chalk, and I do too. ;) We also have sidewalk chalk that we draw with outside, and bubbles are a favorite too!
Magnadoodle. Remember these? Yeah, they’re still around and as cool as ever.
Sippy cup with a weighted straw. Toddlers who are running around all over the place can drink from these at any angle!
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Tegu. These magnetic blocks are so awesome and teach kids about how magnets work. There’s different colors to go with any aesthetic, too. It teaches creativity and thinking outside the box!
Tablet. A really cool toy for toddlers learning the alphabet. We even used this in the crib for a while when Sam was having a rough time going to bed. He’d just play with it for a bit and we’d turn on the monitor to see him asleep next to it. So cute!
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Wagon. Classic for a reason and great for a toddler who thinks he’s “too big” for a stroller.
Toy vacuum. Start ’em young! And get them to “clean like mommy and daddy” while it’s still fun to do so! We have a toy lawn mower that’s awesome, too, and all of the Little Tikes sports toys are fun, like the T Ball and golf sets.
Re-Play dishware. We have a set for Sam and love these! They come in all sorts of fun colors that you can mix and match, and they’re made from recycled milk jugs- how cool is that!
Big Wheels tricycle. Pretty sure everyone I know had one of these growing up. Gotta keep the tradition alive! ;)
Doll. To carry around everywhere and snuggle with at night.
Potty book. Anything to make potty training more enjoyable, right? This book gets great reviews! Also, any and all books!!! You can never have enough!
Backpack. Because how cute is a tiny little person with a big backpack strapped to him? Plus, he can put all of his treasures inside when you go for nature walks! :)
Richard Scarry’s Please and Thank You book. Because manners are important.
Toothbrush. Yes, the teeth are all going to fall out, but oral hygiene is still important to teach young!
Toy Kitchen. We have this and it is the cutest! It’s great for pretend play, and the kitchen is just a toddler’s size!
What are some of your toddler favorites?
p.s. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDIO!!!