As a mother of a toddler, I always want to make sure that I am getting the right toys for my kid appropriate to his age. Hundreds and thousands of toys are available in the market in a wider range of price. But I do not want to spend too much on toys as kids can’t play with them when they outgrow that age. My preference is budget friendly, educational toys. 3-5 years is the stage where they grasp an infinite number of things and their brain attains maximum growth.
Fischer Price, Playskool, Leapfrog are standard brands which are made of kids friendly stuff. Though expensive, I usually buy them in the sale. Recently, I gifted a small kitchen toy set for my kid’s birthday. The best thing is I got this great toy on a budget. I don’t want to fit in the cliché that kitchen toys are for girls. My son absolutely admired the set and he cooks, bakes chops veggies in his super cute kitchen. A small sink is attached to it and he cleans all his small vessels once everything is done and put them back in place.
He learned almost all the kitchen related terms through the toy set. Another favorite toy of my kid is a puzzle. Every time I get him a puzzle, my son gets super thrilled and excited and then immediately start to play with it. Of course, with my assistance. Puzzles are relatively inexpensive and it is a great way to develop the kid’s analytical skills.
We do toys exchange at times. Yes! We exchange some of the toys of my toddler with his friend’s toys. After a few days or week, we return back their respective toys. This gives the happiness of playing with a variety of toys to the kids. It costs nothing!