What's a good fun present to get a 1 1/2 year old child, girl if it really matters?

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Michelle - posted on 12/28/2010

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Since our son is the first grandchild on both sides (and our moms and sisters can sometimes go overboard) we stuck with board books and "Your Baby Can Read." Our son loves to read books though, so I knew he would get a lot of use out of them. Your Baby Can Read is now available at Walmart and is less expensive than buying it off the tv, but you get less bonus items.

Diane - posted on 12/18/2010

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Age-appropriate dolls, stacking blocks, books, stacking cups. I am somewhat against toys that are battery operated- or rather toys that 'do' entertainment for the child. Active toys such as those create a passive child that expect to be entertained. The list that I made in my first sentence are passive toys that make the child's mind an body active. I tend to follow Magda Gerber's advice on raising children ( A well-renown child specialist...I would recommend you read her books!!!!).

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Brijitte - posted on 02/12/2011

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A ball. Cheep and the best entertainment ever she rolls it and throws it and learned a new word.

Danielle - posted on 02/08/2011

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My daughter is really getting into art, so for X mas we got her an art easel/desk (fold down its a desk, fold up its an easel) and put some paper and crayons in it for her. I'm still worried about crayons on other surfaces, but the white board easel surface is great for lots of things.

All this practice with crayons I have read is good building block step for literacy because it helps with the hand eye control they will need for writing.

She also really loves the wooden puzzles, we have ALL kinds and a small stack in every room she plays regularly in! I am constantly amazed at how good she has gotten with turning the peices to fit in, and it opens up a whole new world of words depending on what the objects in the puzzle are.

Heather - posted on 12/23/2010

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i got my son who will be 18 months this christmas 2010, various things that will help him learn, that he is 'into' (in his case cars) and things that will last him a while (as in be age appropraite till at least 3 so not waste of money). I got my Son these things:
My 1st remote control car
fisher price garage and car set
jack in the box
waybaloo pop up and fold away tent
the waybaloo set of 4 little soft toys
and a bundle of clothes.
For his 2nd birthday in June next year, hope to get him a trike and a longer slide.

Jessica - posted on 12/22/2010

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We got my son a coupe car you can move w your feet, an elmo etch a sketch, baby keyboard, bath crayons and a monster truck... His grandparents got him a ride on train and a little battery 4 wheeler =)

Courtney - posted on 12/22/2010

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We had so much fun shopping for our baby girl this year! Some of her toys include: First baby doll (cabbage patch baby that coo's & giggles!) with a doll bassinet, a three poll stacker with different size blocks & circles from Melissa & Doug, a couple peg puzzles, and lots of books. We tried to stay all age appropriate with toys that she can use for a while. Have fun and Merry Christmas!!!!

Becky - posted on 12/21/2010

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Well, Leah (18 months) loves to color. So we got her the Crayola Color Me A Song. She loves to color. A purse (cause she always steals mine) and a baby doll.

Amanda - posted on 12/20/2010

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I got my daughter this piano thing that wirelessly hooks up to the tv and everytime they do something on the piano it does something on the tv like plays music and has a little bear or monkey that dances. it also teachs numbers, letters counting animals and a bunch of stuff. They have it at walmart and it is $45 but worth it. It is called Laugh and Learn learn and move music station

Pamela - posted on 12/16/2010

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We already gave our daughter her Christmas gifts because she is going to get stuff from family too. We got her a zum scooter from Walmart (She loves it!) because it rolls so much easier than other ride toys, and a doll that sucks on a pacifier when you put it in it's mouth. She is very motherly, and loves taking care of her baby. We also got her a couple of baby puzzles.

Amber - posted on 12/15/2010

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Hi Rebecca, My daughter is 18mths and I got her some books, i got her a little four wheeler that is disney fairy themed for her because she can use it till she is 3 and this I also got her the fisher price laught and learn smart bounce and spin pony. You connect it to your tv and they can play games while riding the pony. One thing that my daughter has that she LOVES is a little grocery cart and she pushes it all over the house and puts toys in it. These are just things that my daughter enjoys. Hope I helped!

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