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5 Toys to Add to Your Toddler’s Toy Box Now

Mar 30 2011 - 8:46am

Toddlers have a way with toys. They take them out, play for a few minutes, and then move on to the next great thing (without putting the first toy away – but that's another story). Keeping these busy bees in one place for more than a minute requires skill and planning. Adding a few new toys to their toy box can be all it takes to stop them in their tracks. Like the infant toys we've already shared [1], these five new items will add some spark to your next play session.

Green Toys Pizza Parlor

Play food is always a favorite of budding chefs, and Green Toys' eco-friendly pizzeria version will be too. The 27-piece Pizza Parlor [2] ($25) is made from recycled milk jugs and allows tots to practice building, counting, and playing as they create their own pies.

HABA Big Sound Workshop

The 12 musical instruments included in the HABA Big Sound Workshop [3] ($78) are made of beech wood and create a symphony of beautiful sounds.

Tumblekins Fire Station Playset

Much like the nostalgia-inducing Weeble Wobbles, Tumblekins, a new line of wooden play sets, include egg-shaped characters that move throughout the toys. This Fire Station Playset [4] ($35 when it becomes available next month) shoots its character out of the station and into a waiting vehicle.

P'kolino Fishing Hole Size Sorter

A favorite when I saw it at Toy Fair [5], the P'kolino Fishing Hole Size Sorter [6] ($25) will help tots learn to sort by shape and color, providing them with a fun bouncing sound when the fish hit the sand.

LEGO DUPLO Winnie the Pooh’s House

A first LEGO set for lil tots, the Winnie the Pooh’s House [7] ($30) encourages tots to build with its large pieces and fun characters.

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