A little #Shellie before I rotate some toys.
Most of these were put out as they were new toys from his birthday, and also matched his interests of containment and also small cars he can push around. (Currently 13 months)
Top; gorgeous wooden houses made by my friend (he’s not really playing with these yet, but I love the look of them )
Middle; A range of board books he likes to sit and turn the pages of; A transport Duplo set (this arrived at exactly the right time as he’s suddenly loving pushing cars around). I keep the blocks tidy in a basket and displayed a few built cars on the shelf so he could see them. He isn’t up to building yet, but he likes tapping the blocks together.
Bottom; The puzzle I talked about in the last Instagram post; a ball drop toy - this will be moved as he’s mastered it and now isn’t interested anymore.
Next to the shelf; a shape sorting container. At the moment he likes taking the lid on and off and taking the pieces in and out.
It might look a little bear to some people, but I find when there are less toys he will sit and engage much better, rather than just throwing toys around. I keep an eye on how he is playing and if he’s still engaged with the toys that are out. This set up has been here for about 3 weeks but as he kept going to the area and engaging for a decent amount of time I hadn’t felt the need to change this game yet. But now I’m seeing that he’s not playing as much as before so I’ll change some of the toys around.
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