When parents ask me for toy suggestions, the first thing I want to say is YOU are your child’s best play thing! In many ways, it doesn’t matter what you choose to play with, as long as you’re showing an interest in what your child is interested in and exploring things together.
That said, I do have a few favourite toys that I often use in Speech and Language Therapy sessions, particularly in sessions with toddlers, where we focus a lot on boosting speech, language and communication skills through informal play.
In this video I share TEN of my top toy suggestions for toddlers who are just learning to talk.
Do you have any toy suggestions? I’d love to know what your toddler enjoys playing with you.