Remember the Little People that we played with back in our day? They were WOODEN!
The Little People of today are so much different! They are plastic and chunky and we love them! Hailey plays with her LP's on a daily basis. So far, her Fisher Price Little People collection consists of:
Sweet Sounds Home
Lil' Movers SUV
Lil' Movers Fire Truck
Lil' Dino Brontosaurus
and a tube of three LP's
She received the Sweet Sounds Home as a gift for her 1st birthday. She absolutely loves pushing the LP's out the back door. It's pretty cute. It's nice that they are so chunky, I don't have to worry so much about her shoving them down her throat if she decides to chew on one. The features of the Sweet Sounds Home are pretty cool. There is a phone that rings, a baby that says "mama", a mobile that plays music, kittens that meow.
The SUV and the firetruck also play songs and make sounds. The Little People are definitely some of the best toddler toys that we own so far. I just discovered from checking out the Fisher Price website that there is a Little People storage bag. It's only $3.99. I think I'll be ordering me one of those. There is also a PLAYMAT for $4.99. FUN!
We purchased the Aquadoodle 1 2 3 Draw with Me Draw N' Doodle Mat for Hailey for Christmas. She was 14 months old and really didn't have any interest in it at that time (except for chewing on the pen). She just turned 17 months and I got the Aquadoodle back out since she's been expressing a little more interest in "coloring" while we're at restaurants. The best thing about this product is that it only requires filling up a doodling pen with WATER. That means NO MESS and we LOVE that! There will be time for messes but when you just want to preoccupy your little one for a while, this is the perfect drawing mat. There are all different types of mats; square, round, t.v. characters, etc. You can also purchase additional accessories for your Aquadoodle. I've seen extra pens and shapes that run around $9.99 at your local Target or Walmart.
This is definitely a product that will grow with your child. Don't hesitate to pick one of these up and let your toddler have at it! It's great practice for their little imaginations.