Favorite Toys for 18 Month Old Twins

There's been some changes to the list of the twin's favorite toys from my last update when they were 9 months old. Today, the list of favorite toys at 18 months old looks something like this
  1. Fisher Price Musical Activity Table- This is the only toy that was on the 9 month list and is still a perennial favorite. There's so much to do on this table, the girls never get bored. They even switch it to spanish language sometimes and repeat the colors in spanish. As toys go, this has proven to be a solid investment
  2. Bruin Musical Piano - I got this at a garage sale and the girls never tire of putting it on my lap and banging away their musical masterpieces
  3. All real and toy mobile phones
  4. Playskool Explore and Grow Busy Ball Popper: They love this popping toy and it's sister elephant. It's another deal I got at a garage sale. I only really really wish that Playskool had included a volume control button. Think 15 continuous minutes of obnoxiously loud circus music
  5. Rubber balls of various sizes: They're learning to throw (a milestone for this age according to Babycenter) and enjoy playing catch games with the balls we have at home. Most Walmarts and dollar store type places have these big towers of rubber balls in the toy section. You just have to choose the size and design you'd like to have
  6. Educo Maze: This is not top of the list but it captures their attention for a few minutes at a time. It's what I consider a "thinking" toy as they have to sit still and try to move the wooden balls from one end to the other. As a mom bonus, I like the fact that it's handmade in Canada. I can't find an exact picture online but it looks similar to this.
     
  7. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Love to Play Puppy: Sugar adores this puppy. We've had this toy since the girls were 8 months old, but back then they absolutely feared and hated this puppy. Not anymore. As they are at the stage where they're learning the names to different body parts, they love pressing the puppy and hearing the different names. As a bonus, this puppy says "I love you" so now both girls say "I wa wi" (that's I love you in toddlerspeak) and tap their chests while saying it. *Heart melting*
  8. Dress-up items of clothing: They love to play dress-up in the daycare and I regularly pick them up in green oriental pants and red velvet dresses

Bruin Musical Piano
The talking puppy
Ball popping toy

8 comments :

  1. This is great, I was just thinking of doing the same thing for when my girls hit 18 months at the end of June. I love #3!!!!!

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    1. I look forward to reading your list. I stole the musical activity table from a picture on Megan's blog and it's really paid off

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  2. Oh wow! This is a great list! My kids are 15 months old and I like to do all of their Christmas and birthday shopping at consignment sales. I was just thinking that I needed to start figuring out what toys to get them to be age appropriate at the time. This is perfect! Thanks!

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    1. This was my first time buying toys from garage sales and I can't believe what I've been missing. For this age, they love anything musical - either it sings or they can use it to make music. I'm still on the lookout for some drums

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  3. At two years old, my girls still play with their music table. I agree---great, great purchase!

    Our girls LOVE their little cat piano thing----they've been so interested in music. Definitely another great toy for toddlers! :)

    Great list!

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    1. Thanks. I don't know what I'll do when they outgrow that table. I've been trying to buildup a collection of musical instruments but its so hard to find simple drums and guitars that don't need batteries.

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  4. Every once in a while I get lucky (with the activity table)! My girls are no longer interested in the activity table though =(. We sold one of our THREE at the multiples sale last month. The other two will be saved for baby Hudson...hopefully he likes them as much as the girls did!
    We have a massive Educo maze thing (like the ones in the Dr.'s offices) and the girls have been strangely drawn to it over the last month or two...so who knows...maybe Sugar and Spice will follow suit next month!
    We bought the girls some dress up clothes, but so far they would much rather hijack my clothes out of the hamper or laundry basket and wear them around then dressing up like fairy tale princesses...weirdos =)>.
    And I concur fully on the phones - and remotes in our case too. The girls have really taken off in the last month with "talking" on the phone....it's adorable...if only we knew what on earth they were saying!!! =)
    Great list as always!

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  5. Our kids are almost the same age as yours as they just turned 19 months old. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Our kids have many of those toys. We have not tried dress up yet, but will. Thanks for linking to Multiples Monday on Capri + 3. It is always fun to see your posts.

    : 0 ) Theresa

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