The Toddlers years are the most important years for learning and development for your child. Their physical, emotional and cognitive development is in overdrive as they grow from a baby to a toddler. They are learning social and emotional skills, their language develops from single words to complex sentences and they use play to explore and understand the world around them.
It can be an intense time for both parents and children, and for me, keeping busy and providing fun and flexible play options is one of the best things I can do to support my toddler’s learning and development!
By the time you’ve reached the Toddler years, you can be drowning in toys, so it’s always nice to discover new and amazing brands to support! I’ve pulled together 5 of my favourite toddler products that I love!!
- Out & About
Ok- this one is a present for the parents… But it’s still amazing!!
Getting out of the house can be difficult at the best of times, but as my daughter went from a baby into a toddling toddler, my fancy over-the-shoulder nappy bag just didn’t cut it! I need both hands free to grab, dive and hold the hand of my newly walking babe. That’s where the amazing ‘On-The-Go Parent Backpack’ comes in! It let’s me have both hands free, and carry EVERYTHING I need for a day out.
- Language skills
Supporting your toddler’s language development is one of the most rewarding things about having a toddler. Watching them go from single words to full sentences and stories is one of the most obvious ways in which your child changes. I love using Two Little Ducklings flash cards! We started by identifying animals, colours etc., and now as my toddler grows into a pre-schooler, we are looking for letters and sorting the cards into groups.
They also look super cute stuck up on your wall!
- Dinner Time
Dinner can be hard at the best of times with toddlers. One of the best things I’ve done is make meal times fun AND easy! The amazing products from We Might Be Tiny are beautifully stylish (yay for mum!), fun for kids AND easy to clean! Check out their placies and snackies here>>>>
- Role Play
Play-dough is a favourite indoor activity in our house, and while I know I can make it myself, I have enough cooking to do! So I choose to use the amazing naturally scented play-dough by Happy Hands Happy Heart. We bring it out 2-3 times a week and create all sorts of wonderful creations. I have a set with stamps that is fun when we’re learning letters and numbers!
I also love choosing educational toys that can be used in role-playing, so when I discovered OK Dolls, I knew I had to have them for my daughters. OK Dolls create aspirational dolls with inspirational careers and so far, my 3 year old hasn’t let her dolls leave her side since we bought them 3 weeks ago!
- Record it all
Of course, as you watch your child grow, you’ll want to record every precious moment! Our Monochrome Toddler Book is the perfect Toddler diary to record every amazing milestone and all the hilarious ones too!
Want to win it all?
We’re running an amazing competition so you can win the ULTIMATE TODDLER PRIZE PACK!
Enter below (open July 19-22, enter via Instagram)