We often think of toys for young children in only a few very narrow categories. Building toys, a few dolls and figurines and a ball- and then we wonder why our kids don’t play independently.
The following page is a list of different categories of toys. They are not necessarily meant to be played with in isolation (multi-media play is amazing!) but are broken down like this to help outline the wide variety that their is in types of play.
Click the image to be directed to my favorite toys and materials for 1-3 + year old, from each of these categories: