So, with Levi's first birthday quickly approaching (May 28th) I'm looking around the internet trying to figure out what he'll be "into" next. Toy-wise that is. Throughout the next year he'll pass so many milestones that it's difficult to decide how best to stimulate his quickly growing little mind. At first I thought stand-and-play toys would be great, but now that he's nearly walking, I wonder if those would be bypassed.
So, that leaves me wondering about things like flash cards, books, letters, shapes, and colors - you know, "learning toys". Do kids even like those? Levi doesn't seem to pay attention to anything for longer than a half a second - even food, which he LOVES - so I'm unsure.
Anyhow, I created this list of what I *think* he may be interested in/need over the next year, but (especially you moms out there) I need some advice. Will he move beyond sit & play toys soon? If so, is it still to early for him to enjoy playing with one of those kitchen or workbench sets? He sure seems to like the one at the play group we go to.
Of course, we could forgo toys and leave him to play with non-toys (which he seems to LOVE). You know, things like laundry baskets, salad spinners, shoes, and clothespins.