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Few of Our Favourite Things – 18-24 Months


February 19, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Food & Recipes,Toys, Books, Activities


favourite things for toddlers 18-24 months

Its been a while since I’ve done a post in this series, so I’m going to combine the last 6 months and share everything we have been loving from 18 to 24 months. Here are a few of our favourite things for toddlers 18 to 24 months old.

 

1. Magic Car

Undoubtedly Baby N’s absolute favourite thing these days is his ‘red car’. This magic car was a very early 2nd birthday gift from my husband’s aunt and it was a roaring hit. I wasn’t very keen on yet another ride-on but honestly I am amazed to see how he has learnt to understand directions, maneuver into the narrowest of doorways, steer accurately and reverse. I guess for a toddler there is learning in every experience.

 

2. Ladybird First Favourite Tales

If you have been following my Favourite Things series, you would have seen the progression in the books that Baby N has been enjoying, from word-picture books to touch-and-feel books to lift-the-flap books to sound books. And at around 20 months he really started liking story books. I guess at around this age he started understanding how events take place in a series. Also at this age he developed the patience to sit through a book and turn it page-by-page rather than randomly flipping pages. So he started liking books that have a story. Every time we sit down to read a book, he asks “Mamma one day morning what happened?” “One day morning” is his version of “once upon a time”. Its the cutest thing ever! <3

His favourite books is this Ladybird Elves and the Shoemaker Touch-and-Feel book (mostly because the shoemaker here looks a lot like his Daadu). And seeing how he was enjoying it so much, Santa (read: Me) bought him some more traditional story tale books from the Ladybird First Favourite Tales series. We are currently going through Goldilocks every night because it has a lot of things he can relate to such as porridge, chair, bed etc. (Also Goldilocks looks like his cousin Didi. Hmmm…I’m starting to see a pattern here!)

 

3. Two-Piece Puzzles (Link-Ups and Things That Go Together)

Link ups are two-piece puzzles and are a great way to teach kids how objects are associated with each other. Baby N finds this really interesting. He can already match all the objects he sees around his environment everyday – toothbrush and toothpaste, mop and bucket,  table and chair etc. and through this medium he is also learning about things that are new to him – flower and bee, postman and mailbox, hammer and nail etc. The jigsaw pieces are self-correcting so it’s a great way for kids to learn by trial-and-error without spoon-feeding the answers to them.

This has also got him interested in jigsaw puzzles and I have already got some 3 and 4 piece ones for him as well.

 

4. Slurrp Farm Millet Pancake Mix

We got this as a party favour at . N has already been loving Slurrp Farm’s cookies and cereals since he was a year old and this pancake mix quickly made it to our list of favourite snacks as well. It contains the goodness of ragi and foxtail millet, plus the egg and milk I add to it, I don’t need to feel guilty about the chocolate! Top is with some maple syrup and fruits and a yummy, nutritious snack is ready to serve. And its really quick and easy to whip up so its my go-to snack now whenever I don’t have the time or N rejects whatever else has been offered to him.

 

5. Aurodo Pocket Zoo 4D

If I have to give screen-time to N, I want to make sure he is exposed to the right content for his age. Aurodo Pocket Zoo 4D is a fun, interactive and educational augmented reality game. Its realistic visualizations and sounds are a really engaging way to teach children about animals. We spend about 15 mins a day with this fame and I introduce him to 2-3 animals a day. You can read the full review on my Insta page:

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That's my boy roaring like a tiger. 👉 Swipe to see more . I had always avoided phone-time for Baby N, other than occasional video calls to grandparents. But now he is at that age now where he is assertive about what he wants & usually wants what he sees us adults using. So recently he has been asking for the phone & I eventually had to relent & allow screen-time, but thankfully I can still control how much & exactly what he watches. . Other than rhymes which he really enjoys, I like to expose him to content that is educational & interactive such as the Pocket Zoo 4D #augmentedreality game from @aurodo_official. It was an instant hit with Baby N. We spend about 15 mins a day with it and I introduce him to 2-3 animals a day. . Here's what I like about #aurodo #PocketZoo 4D: ◾Loved the packaging. The box itself is very attractive ◾Fun & engaging way to teach children, right from a 2yo who can learn animal names, features & sounds up to older kids who can learn spellings, animal behaviour, habitat etc. ◾Includes 32 flash cards covering domestic, wild & sea animals ◾Realistic visualizations & sounds. Baby N is already imitating sounds of animals he has never heard before this ◾Comes with a cloth bag for easy storage & a stand for tablets (I use it for my phone too because its safer than having a toddler hold the phone) ◾Includes a spelling quiz ◾Very reasonably priced, MRP Rs. 749 but you can get it for just Rs. 499 at this link: http://amzn.to/2qo2fDW . . Features I would love to see added to the game: ◽More interactive content – feed the animal, pet the animal and watch it respond etc. ◽Voiceover for the animal description. In my opinion the text on the screen is a bit heavy for a child to read, children would learn better if they could listen to this information instead ◽The "Spell" option just names the animal, it would be a good feature for older kids if the name was actually spelt out ◽ More quizzes about animal foods, habitats etc. would also be interesting . . #toddlersofinstagram #toddleractivities #toddlergames #mobilegames #appsforkids #educationalapps #learningisfun #indianmom #momblogger #instareview #instadaily #learninggames #edutainment

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6. Melissa and Doug “My First Paint with Water” Books

A (relatively) mess-free and super-easy-peasy way to paint and the outcome looks so amazing, N can hardly believe he’s done it himself. All you need is water and one of these paint-with-water books. I remember how much fin I used to have with these as a kid and now I’m watching N share the same excitement. He’s also understanding how colours mix to form new colours.

 

7. Ball Games

Mr. Super-Active-Toddler can hardly contain all his energy and these days he can spend hours playing all kinds of sports, kick-the-ball, throw-the-ball, bat-and-ball and racket-ball being his favourites.

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I have never been a very 'sporty' person. I was never interested in any sport, either playing or watching. My idea of a team sport was doubles carrom 😂😂 . But these days I play football ⚽, tennis 🎾, cricket 🏏, bowling 🎳, basketball 🏀, TT 🏓, you name it and I play it… All thanks to this little active one who can't seem to get enough of sports🙄 Oh the things we do for our kids 🙈. . I am amazed at all the new success to be I am discovering as a mother… Artist, teacher, writer, chef and now sportsperson too! . #momlife #momslife #mylittleman #toddlersofinstagram #toddlersofig #momsofinstagram #mothersofinstagram #toddlerlife #childrenofinstagram #fmspad #fms_onthefloor #onthefloor #sports #sporty #football #thewomoms #letthembelittle #abmlifeisbeautiful #momtogs #momswithcameras #indianmom

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Comments
  1. Charu Sareen Gujjal said on March 18, 2018 3:11 pm:

    Lady bird books had been A&A’s favorite too at that age. And so were the augmented reality games. They were addicted to that.

  2. Amitoj Kaur said on March 19, 2018 2:30 am:

    Paint with water books are our favourites too.. So thoughtful of you to write a memory keepsake… your child will cherish it someday…

  3. Priyadarshani Panda said on March 20, 2018 10:40 am:

    Mellisa and dough water wow is a fav here too infant whenever we run out of ideas for activities that is one thing that keeps my son busy

  4. Rashmi said on March 20, 2018 5:00 pm:

    Puzzles haven’t yet interested little A. He loves books, may be I should try these ladybird books.

  5. Kavita Singh said on March 21, 2018 1:34 am:

    My kiddo is just the same age, we already love Melissa and Doug books and Aurodo zoo theme toy….I am making a note for the rest of the list to buy soon.

  6. Nayantara said on March 21, 2018 2:00 am:

    Yayy so happy to see our SlurrpFarm mix up here. I am yet to meet even one person who is not impressed by it. Glad to see these posts Mahak.

  7. Amrita Basu (Misra) said on March 21, 2018 9:07 pm:

    I love the Millet mux pancakes by Slurrp farm too.What a wonderful list of loves.