Best Toys This Year (2011)
Christmas has come and gone and most of V’s gifts have settled into their various niches around the house. A few, however, stand out among all the rest.
This was actually a gift to my stepmother in law, but V liked it so much that she regifted it. This monkey plays Dynamite by Taio Cruz and wiggles to the music. V played it about 10 times in the car before falling asleep. Now that we’re home she’ll carry it from room to room and dance to the music.
Anything that plays music is generally a hit with young children. This kitchen talks, but more importantly it plays cute little songs that my daughter loves to play repeatedly. The fake food also gets carried around quite a bit.
Itsy Bitsy Spider Book
This was one of several tiny Sesame Street books in a pack. My daughter already has one Itsy Bitsy book by Kate Toms that elaborates on the story. V also has several videos that play the song. She’s exceedingly familiar with Itsy Bitsy so this book has become a quick favorite. She’ll ask us to read it to her repeatedly and get angry if we pass on reading it for the nth time.