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Toy ideas for a 20 month old

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WhiteHorse92 · 15/11/2022 13:40

Hi,

I have a 20 month old son, looking for suggestions on a new toy or game for him. He currently has an obsession with opening and closing the washing machine, taking clothes in and out of it multiple times then switching it on/off and going upstairs and taking laundry out of the laundry baskets and bringing it downstairs and putting it in the washing machine or even taking clean clothes off the clotheshorse and putting them in ๐Ÿ˜‚He's also obsessed with taking every single book off his bookshelf, stacking them back on and then taking them off again ๐Ÿ˜…. I'm assuming he's going through some sort of phase/milestone where he likes collecting/sorting things?

I was wondering if anyone has any good ideas for toys or games which involves collecting/sorting/emptying. The only other things he will currently play with are mega blocks or those wooden boards with the wooden shapes that you put in the right place but he only has a short attention span for it. He did love to play with stacking cups a few months ago and would stack them up into a tower over and over again but all he wants to do with them now is put them in the washing machine ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ. I did see something that John Lewis does which is a wooden post box where you can post the envelopes through and then empty the post box afterwards, I'm just worried I'll spend money on something and he's not interested. Please send some ideas my way, doesn't have to be a toy that costs money, can just be some kind of made up game we can play in the living room!

Thanks!

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PineapplePear · 16/11/2022 23:55

My daughter had this and loved it for years

www.elc.co.uk/games-and-puzzles/learning-games/Early-Learning-Centre-Pop-It-In-The-Post/p/540791?&cm_mmc=--//--+-+&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=CPC&gclid=Cj0KCQiAsdKbBhDHARIsANJ6-jfuhCMIYLkO_Aqm6SzBTmMoe8i7HlqmGp8S-NFVxRtx1znFfMXh9eUaAjDXEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Initially she just loved posting and opening the door again, but as she got into colours, matching, reading there was a new way to enjoy it.

WhiteHorse92 · 17/11/2022 18:11

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Ahhh some good ideas there! Creativity isn't a strong point for me ๐Ÿ˜…He's at that point where he can point out different numbers and colours so any kind of sorting or matching game would be good.

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PineapplePear · 16/11/2022 23:55

My daughter had this and loved it for years

www.elc.co.uk/games-and-puzzles/learning-games/Early-Learning-Centre-Pop-It-In-The-Post/p/540791?&cm_mmc=--//--+-+&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=CPC&gclid=Cj0KCQiAsdKbBhDHARIsANJ6-jfuhCMIYLkO_Aqm6SzBTmMoe8i7HlqmGp8S-NFVxRtx1znFfMXh9eUaAjDXEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Initially she just loved posting and opening the door again, but as she got into colours, matching, reading there was a new way to enjoy it.

Yeah that looks similar to what I was looking at! I think he would love posting and opening the door over and over again, I just always find the most expensive toys are the ones he's least interested in ๐Ÿ˜…

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FlounderingFruitcake · 17/11/2022 18:47

Duplo is the favourite in our house. He can build with it, I can build him towers and he posts things through the windows, he puts people in the vehicles and drives them about, we have a set with numbered blocks that go on a train. It lasts so well too, most of ours is 4+ years old from DD1 was that age.

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