It’s a throwback Thursday to childhood toys. While these aren’t old photographs, I love that I can edit them to make them look old. My little cutie pie looks timeless, don’t you think?
Anyway. Let’s talk toys.
Let me introduce you to Manhattan Toy’s Roll-Along-Bear Shape Sorter. It’s perfect for children ages 12 months and older. Liam and I love it because:
- It’s a great learning tool for colors and shapes.
- You can pull the bear with the string.
- It’s made of wood so it won’t break and doesn’t make loud noises like most modern toys do. Yay, no batteries!
- It has wheels. God bless the caveman who invented wheels so my little Liam could be mesmerized for hours spinning them.
I think Liam likes it.
I already feel overwhelmed by the number of toys Liam has received. He’s the first grand and great-grandbaby in both of our families, so he’s a little bit spoiled rotten. He also gets overwhelmed and disinterested with the abundance of toys.
To remedy that, I usually put 80% of his toys away in a place where he can’t find them. Then, every week, I rotate through another batch of 20% of his toys. It’s like they’re new again!
I personally prefer the simple toys, too. He has some loud and annoying toys that just won’t shut up and we always appreciate the toys he can quietly play with.
Shopping for toys gets me overwhelmed sometimes, too. I never seem to know what will be good for him and what he’ll actually play with. That’s why I appreciate being able to online shop at Manhattan Toy. They have a great variety and they are all fairly simple toys and you can review the ones you own. The wooden ones are my favorite!
They even carry the Skwish Classic toy that I used to play with as a kid!
I’ve got to say, Santa might just be bringing Liam some Motorworks cars in a few years. They are modern wooden cars! So cool.
Cars are his thing.
He can’t get enough of the wheels spinning!