Thursday, March 17, 2011

Noah's Top 5 Toys!

Noah, like most kids, has a bunch of toys. I don't feel he has too many yet because he literally plays with every toy on a daily basis! Now, after his 1st birthday in 2 months I may be singing a different tune! I wanted to do this blog on Noah's top 5 toys for a couple of reasons: 1: I will know later which toys were good toys when/if we have another child; 2: Someone may want a toy reccomendation for a child Noah's age; 3: I may want to tell Noah later in life what was his favorite things to play with.

In order of Noah's preference:

1: Ty bear named Baby Bear Blue

Noah goes to a sitter and her daughter had the girl (pink) version of this bear she calls Baby Bear. Her daughter loved it so much that she bought an extra as back-up in case something happened to the original Baby Bear. Well, of course her daughter wants nothing to do with Baby Bear #2 so she let Noah play with it. He fell in love. I wasn't real wild about him loving on a pink bear so I asked her where she got it. I was so happy it was just from a local florist! So, we got Noah the blue version and named him Blue after the old man on the movie Old School - I'm hoping one day we can get Noah to say "You're my boy Blue!" Noah LOVES Blue! He goes everywhere with us and he sleeps with Noah. Noah rubs Blue on his eyes when he is sleepy, throws him up in the air and then crawls to get him, and sometimes just chunks him out of the way, but he always comes back to him. When we get him out of his crib or pick him up off the floor we say "Get Blue" and he snatches him up and laughs everytime. Noah loves Blue.

2: My Pal Scout

Scout was a Christmas gift from my mom. At first I wasn't sure about him. The box said he learns your childs name and sings songs. I was intimidated that it was going to be a difficult process. He came with a USB cord and a little instruction sheet. I was way wrong - it was simple. I just plugged him in and there were a few steps and in about 5 minutes I had him programmed to know Noah's name, favorite food, favorite color, and favorite animal. Also - you can pick what songs he sings and change them up with the seasons (for example: he can sing Christmas songs and Happy Birthday). Noah loves Scout. He grins from ear to ear when he sees him and caught on really fast on how to push the buttons on his paws to play music. He is obsessed with the bedtime music! Without a doubt, everytime he is playing with him he will turn on 10 minutes of bedtime music. We still laugh everytime - it is like he knows that the bedtime music is annoying so he turns it on over and over. When Noah turns on the regular music he bounces up and down dancing along with him and everytime he comes to a part where he says Noah's name he smiles really big. Nathan and I both love Scout - so glad we have him!

3: Spin & Spill Cement Truck

This was a gift from Noah's 2nd cousin in our Christmas gift exchange. It has several things Noah likes: balls that rattle, a truck, and 2 spinning things. Noah always picks up 2 things and bangs them together - especially balls. So, these were perfect! There are 3 balls that go in the back of the truck and you push down on the green lever to spin the "mixer" part of the truck. Noah hasn't got the whole green lever thing down, he just spins it by hand. He also put all kinds of other toys in there and spins them. The truck also has a spinner on top of the cab and Noah loves that part of toys! When you push the truck around the eyes (headlights) move around and the truck make a clicking noise. Noah just loves this truck. We will put a bunch of toys in the floor for him to play with and he always goes for this truck first!

4: Go Baby Go Musical Jungle

I got this for Noah when he was 5 months old at a Rhea Lana's sale. I just thought it was adorable! He hasn't much cared for it until about 2 months ago and now he loves it! He takes the balls and puts them down the spiral ramp and sticks them in all the little hiding spots on it. It sings some cute songs and keeps his attention easily. He is also pulling up on his knees using it and playing with the toys on top of it which is a springing frog, spinny ball, mirror, and butterfly wings that flap. He has sat and played with this toy for an hour straight before - he loves it!

5: Laugh & Learn Kitchen

My Dad got Noah this for Christmas and I think he was a little worried when I told him I wanted to get Noah a kitchen. But, he really enjoys it. It is a refrigerator on one side and a stove, sink, and oven on the other side. It has a cute little trash can on the side too. It comes with a pot with alphabet soup in it (sticker), a spoon, carrots, applesauce, and milk. The carrots are triangle shaped, the applesauce round shaped, and the milk square shaped to fit in the shape holes in the refrigerator door. The refrigerator opens and there is a pull out drawer, light, and flaps of food to go through and they all make noise. The stove, sink, oven, and light switch all make noises depending on what setting you have it on. You can have it on learning time, spanish, songs, or playtime. He will play really good with it and loves to flip it over upside down and play with it usually. He loves to flip the light switch and the clock on it has a spinning ball that plays time telling music when he play with it. He has tons of fun with his kitchen!

Each kid is different but Noah seems to enjoy these toys the most over all. He has some close contenders for 5th place though! After his birthday in 2 months he may be onto a whole new set of favorites, but it is fun to watch what draws him in.

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