Handy toys

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Plas­tic or card­board boxes with bright pic­tures make a great toy. Find re­al­is­tic pic­tures (or pho­tos) to stick in, as ba­bies strug­gle to dis­tin­guish be­tween a real tree and pic­ture of one, for in­stance. A good plan is to make a lit­tle book of her world, with pic­tures of the peo­ple she knows, her bed or bot­tle, dummy or teddy.

Toys that ap­pear and dis­ap­pear, like pop-up toys. Bells and rat­tles. Stack­ing blocks with dif­fer­ent tex­tures. Balls of vary­ing sizes. Scented bub­ble bath, bath crayons, coloured foam and shav­ing foam.

A wagon on wheels with blocks on it that she can push around. Bub­bles to blow. Sand­pit with play sand. Drum or xy­lo­phone. Hand or fin­ger pup­pets. In­ter­est­ing house­hold ob­jects. Keys. Clothes pegs. Spoons (wood and metal, big and small). Pots, muf­fin pans. Cookie cut­ters. Straws. Oven cloths. Any pa­per that makes a noise (like cel­lo­phane).

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