Educational toys for toddlers

i've been receiving questions of where do i get those toys Chloe play in IG stories that i post daily.
and i promise these mama i will do a proper post for it
Ever since Ming trying very hard to convert me to a minimalist, we started to stop buying toys a lot lesser. My focus now is more on fun educational toys.

 Brand: Imagination, Toy r us
very good for fine motor skill and focusing. At first she's not very keen but after few practice she love it till today, she can recognize the shapes now so i'll asked her to follow my instruction to thread the shapes by order. 

 I got it from taobao you can easily find it thru Montessori material, let me know if you need help on the link
i think this is more advance than a shape sorter because they need to figure out the hole for each shapes to put it in, Chloe love to turn them round and round till its fall on the bottom..good for 1 years old and above

one thing i really like about Montessori approach is that it emphasize on practical life skill
so this lock and key is obviously helping them to figure out how to unlock a lock with key
it's quite tiny and seems okay for her tiny hand she manage to unlock it on and off or with little helps
also some color pairing skill too, i got it from taobao

i saw it from a friend who has a 5 years old son she was telling us how money worthy this puzzle are coz she brought when her boy was 1 and he still love it 3 years later
you can get it from Popular book store super cheap 
surprisingly Chloe can do all the puzzle herself without much help! her attention spam for these is longest maybe because i only let her play every 3 days, she always need finish all 2 boxes of puzzle before i can keep it away!


i was planing to buy this but still checking out which brand is better 
then so happen a friend gifted this for Chloe's birthday  
this is from ELC another one i'm eyeing is from Melissa & dough
i think it's pretty good for her age! since she know shapes and colors now so this works like a puzzle for her to complete. 

that's all for now not much toys to share actually also we normally don't buy toy on the spot in front of Chloe is either online purchase or when daddy mummy go on a dates 
just don't feel like giving her this idea of " i see this, i like it and i want it now!" i've seen too many kids throwing tantrum in the mall just because they don't get what they want
i want to avoid that happen to mine 
so i try my best to start it young, we visit toy shop whenever we in the mall
we let Chloe roam around, play with toys after playing make sure she put it back to the same rack
then proceed to next toys after sometimes when we think she's done then we left empty handed. i'm not sure how well it works but at least i tried. Don’t get me wrong. I am not against toys just don't want her to get the ideas of buying it also choice of toys

another things i realize kids have very little attention spam on a toys especially those are always there in their play area so why buy so much. i don't need a toy shop in my living room
 what i do now is to keeps these toys in my cupboard or storeroom 
occasionally took it out and let her play then keep it again after she's done!
i realize she can focus on the 'new' (perhaps it's actually old ones) way longer compare to when that toys was displayed on her shelf! also now i diy 'toys' so i save some money too!

So less is more! Kids can hold longer attention spans with lesser toys! When there are too many toys, children fail to appreciate what they have and view toys as just another distraction! read this article here i think it make a lot of sense (at least to me). Still kids get to play and learn from play, by limiting their toys will help them stay focus be resourceful and be creative that's how we grown up with isn't it?

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