It’s hard to know before you become a parent just how important toy choice can be in your life. The ideal toy is like finding Narnia – it’s engaging, durable, fun, and QUIET.
Seriously hard to find.
At least, they were – here are 15 that will make your (and your kid’s!) day.
#15. Geometric Stacking Board
It’s colorful, so it will draw your kid’s eye, and it will definitely age with them.
This gem has been a big hit in our house, and my little guy can’t even put the shapes in the right holes yet. I look forward to many more hours of quiet entertainment.
#13. Ring Stacker
This has been a staple for 30-plus years for a reason.
You can never go wrong with a classic.
#11. Plastic Shopping Set
It’s informative and fun. What more could you want?
#10. Puzzle Maze
Everyone needs a good one! They keep your kid occupied and they make very little noise.
#9. Rubber Stacking Blocks
I love these. 10/10, definitely recommend.
#8. Magnetic Building Blocks
Everyone loves these – literally. Any age, all the way up to 80.
#7. Cleaning Set
Hours of entertainment, plus there’s a small chance they might be used for their intended purpose.
#6. A Baby Doll
One that doesn’t talk, or cry, or babble, or dirty a diaper. You get the drill.
#5. Fun Block Puzzle
Good for little ones – developmentally and engagement-wise!
#4. A Rocking Horse
This is a great, easy idea that older toddlers will love – and it makes zero noise (until they crash off of it!).
#3. Geared Hedgehog
This is colorful, adorable, and engaging. Go for it.
#2. Coloring Book
An oldie but a goodie.
#1. Duplos (or Legos)
Sure, you might have to sacrifice your feet, but your ears will be happily unassailed.