how to choose a right toy for a toddler?

@mythmoh (3994)
United States
December 14, 2006 6:23pm CST
though i gave my kid so many toys,she is very much anxious in playing with remote control of TV or with spoon or with the box of the toy.what are the tips to select a right toy?
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@pumpkinjam (5713)
• United Kingdom
15 Dec 06
Toys? What do you want toys for? Wooden spoons and pans are far more interesting! My toddler likes things which he can put things in and out. He also has pretend phones which make beeps and other phone sounds. Kids like to play with "real" things so I think getting something realistic is always good. My toddler also has a few wooden mazes, I don't know if you know what I mean but they are brilliant and both my kids have always liked them. They are like a wooden base with "wires" which have beads on which they can move around. I also find that my kids like anything which makes a noise! And they always like books.
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@mythmoh (3994)
• United States
16 Dec 06
are you telling about abacus..?realistic toys are better.
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• United Kingdom
18 Dec 06
Well, an abacus would be good but that's not what I meant. I suppose it's a bit like an abacus but the beads go over different patterns. You can get some where the wires are in the shape of animals and things.
@MaddisMom (144)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I take my daughter to the store with me and see what she plays with, what she get's excited about, which toys she doesn't want to leave, etc. It really, really helped with Christmas shopping this year.
@mythmoh (3994)
• United States
15 Dec 06
my daughter plays with the toy only when it is new.that is for 2 or 3 days.then again going back for cords,computer.
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• United States
15 Dec 06
Look up information on the developmental stage your child is in. Depending on the toddler's age, the interests and attention span can vary quite a bit. Most toddlers enjoy anything that lights up or plays music and has buttons they can push.
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@mythmoh (3994)
• United States
15 Dec 06
that is true.so that only she likes the remote control very much.
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• United States
15 Dec 06
Discovery Toys have great toys for all age groups. I'm sure they have a website
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@mythmoh (3994)
• United States
15 Dec 06
is discovery toys is a brand name?i will check.thnaxs for responding.
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@tarachand (3895)
• India
17 Dec 06
In India, you do get toy remotes, toy mobiles that play various tunes on [ressing the buttons and keep the child occupied, even very happy. Just be careful that you buy a good quality one that is mostly unbreakable and is made for use for babies, with no small parts and choking hazards.
@mythmoh (3994)
• United States
18 Dec 06
thanxs for the information.