Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday

This is my post for Works For Me Wednesday over at Rocks in my Dryer. My daughter is 11 months old and so far she doesn't seem to have any particular toys that keep her attention for weeks at a time. The only thing that she loves to play with every night is her shelf of books. Here you can see her checking out her books. We actually had to remove the door to this shelf because we were afraid she would hurt herself opening it.

Every night my daughter makes a game out of crawling over to her shelf and pulling the books off. When I try to read her a book she crawls off. Don't worry, I do read to her at bedtime so she does get to actually hear the stories. I'm very big on reading and there are plenty of books in our house. She just enjoys playing with her books before bed.

If anyone has some good recommendations for toys that a 1 year old likes, I'm open to suggestions. Next month we have her first birthday and Christmas and right now I really don't know what to get her. All the toys we have gotten her so far are hits for a little while and then there they sit in the toy box.

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2 responses:

Alesha said...

This is funny but so true, I have a 12 month old and her favorite toy is my pantry shelf and tupperware drawer. She is our little hurricane....

kristine said...

Yes, little ones can easily get distracted still. They like exploring.

You can use other home items such as a clean baby formula can. She can roll it, chase it and bang on it with her hands.

Big ladles and spatulas and perfect or licking and banging on.

Big sofa cushions or pillows are great for making caves to crawl into.

If you absolutely get tempted to buy your child a toy from the store. Try the Fisher Price Little People. When she's very young she can lick and toss them around. When she gets older she can start playing with them more imaginatively.

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