As the monkeys’ birthdays approach each year, I am flooded with questions about what they would like for their birthday. So this year I thought I would make it easy for you grandparents (let’s face it, that’s who I’m talking about here) and give you a few ideas to go on.
You probably read my last post about school, and I’ve run across some things that Lucy could definitely use at Tot School. But don’t worry. They’re all toys. (I’m not that mean!) Nothing too fancy, though. No bells or whistles or batteries required. Just simple toys that will encourage concentration and stretch her mind to learn new things.
This book has a verse to go along with every letter of the alphabet.
Counting Bears to help with sorting, counting, colors, patterning, etc.
Lacing Beads by Melissa & Doug. Actually there are lots of different sets of beads out there that would be appropriate for Lucy to use.
How cute is this?! Ladybug Letters! Perfect for a Ladybug Party. I might just get this one for her myself!
Good ol’ reliable Play-Doh. Lucy absolutely loves this stuff. She plays and plays with it until it dries up and crumbles, so currently we are all out. She loves making balls and pancakes and snakes. Play-doh is my go-to toy when I need some quiet play time from her.
Do-A-Dot paint. An alternative to painting that Lucy could easily use.
I do hope that this post doesn’t seem too rude. Of course, like any respectable, southern belle I was taught that it’s not polite to ask for presents. But I figure in this case I’m OK since it’s not really for me.
Anyway, I hope this gives you some ideas to go on.