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  • 1.  Quality Infant-Toddler Toys

    Posted 12-01-2021 07:30 AM
    Hello all! 

    Looking for suggestions on quality infant-toddler toys that will last. Our center just purchased new toys for our infant-toddler classroom this August, all of which are pretty well destroyed already. 

    Anyone have luck with a certain company they can recommend that sends up to the wear and tear of rowdy toddlers? Specifically looking for items for dramatic play (I.E. doctor kit, tea set) and ride on toys.   

    Thanks in advance!

    Hillary Seel
    Four Seasons of Early Learning
    Greensbro Bnd VT

  • 2.  RE: Quality Infant-Toddler Toys

    Posted 12-02-2021 08:35 AM

    I LOVE the Green Toys brand tea set.  It holds up to water, sand, paint, etc., and is easy to clean.  It's a different type of plastic than many of the others I've used and is really sturdy and feels nice. 


    As far as a doctor kit, I haven't found any actual toy kits that hold up well.  I've had more success with actual items and loose parts for this purpose.  Medicine syringes (just make sure there's no rubber seal on the inside), popsicle sticks, empty bottles of different shapes and sizes (no lids for toddlers), lengths of cotton muslin or ace bandages, that kind of thing.