“What should I get them???”
As therapists we hear this all the time.
You know what else we hear often?
“My kids don’t really play with toys.”
Here’s our 2 cents on this as professionals who believe in the power of play. We all play. All mammals. No matter how old. We were designed for play. It’s the best form of stress release. It recharges creative pathways. And most importantly, it brings JOY.
Sometimes as parents the hardest part is finding the right toy for the right kid (or adult). But we believe Santa has the perfect one for everyone .
So here’s what we’ve done this week.
We’ve made our lists and we’ve checked them twice.
We added toys we have in our homes. Toys we’ve learned about in patient’s homes. Toys recommended by therapists around the globe. And toys that span a large range of interests and prices. Remember that toys and interest vary by age, so something on another list may really interest a child even if it is not included on the list for your child’s particular age.
1 year olds are the stars of their first holiday experiences. And while they may be more interested in the wrapping than than the box, it still such an exciting time to try and figure out some special finds just for them! Their first toys are really their first tools of play — so enjoy buying for them. Here’s our picks for this group this year!
Starting off with our very own – 1-2-3 Just Play With Me (will help you understand how to best use all these awesome toys)!