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Sarah - posted on 02/09/2010
I agree, they learn from you more than from toys. I am a teacher so naturally searched high and low for educational activities and even spent a fortune at the teacher store for Christmas presents. All in all, she really likes the photo album we made, her touch and feel books, getting into the cupboards, and the buttons on remote controls. (Oh and trying to flush the toilet... that's an entirely different problem!)
I say just give him an old remote control, encourage him to point at pictures in books and pick up smaller objects like food from a bowl. That should help and it doesn't cost much!
Awyn - posted on 02/09/2010
my son loves books, mega bloks, a vtech cell phone, and his laptop...which i think is also vtech. he kept going after mine, so i got him one... he pushes the buttons with 1 finger :) we have a fisher price table with a piano, book, phone, and laptop, and he loves it... and it's supposed to be bilingual... but the spanish is incorrect.
when it really comes down to it, he's mostly interested in my phone, my laptop, the cable box, shoes, the cat, and his big outside toys more than anything. and i think 'educational' toys are mostly bs...just read to your kids and talk with 'em and keep them engaged... kids learn from parents, not toys :)