Baby toys. Our house is overflowing with them even though we try to live a simplified life. When I became a mom, I knew that I wanted to encourage imaginative play as early as possible. In the world that we live in, imagination is sort of becoming a thing of the past. My husband and I decided that we wanted to limit Penny’s exposure to technology, especially in the beginning. I mean, we’re not weirdos, obviously she will be exposed to it. But, there was life before technology, and there are so many life lessons that can be taught through imagination, rather than the entertainment being sort of “ready made”.
So, I started researching non-electronic toys, especially wooden toys. These are the ones that I have fallen in love with and Penny loves them too 😍
Melissa and Doug rainbow stacker
Actually, like, Melissa and Doug everything!! Their toys are so cute and simple and classic. Penny loves this toy!! Right now, all she really wants to do is knock it down, but it will be great for small motor skills in the future.
Manhatten Toy baby beads
These are so cute and colorful! Penny has played with these since she was a newborn and she still loves them. They’re all attached on elastic so they can be manipulated but not roll around all over the place.
Hallmark Itty Bittys
Penny has the rainbow bright pony, duh. All of these are so cute though! They fit perfectly in baby hands and are easy to wash. This has been Penny’s favorite stuffed animal since Christmas, and that’s really saying something cause she has a ton!!
Jellycat Board Books
Oh Jellycat, what would I do without you! Jellycat has the cutest books and cutest stuffed animals. Penny LOVES books, I think more than any other toys. This one has always, always been her favorite. It has the different textures that she can touch and it’s about kitties so of course she loves it.
Kathy Kruse rainbow baby teether
Maileg Angel Girl Rosie
Here they are our! Penelope (and my) favorite toys. I feel that each of them encourages creativity and imagination, which childhood is all about!