Little known ways to find appropriate toys for your 1 year old

Age 1 is a major milestone in your child's life. That tiny newborn has grown into a child who looks different and acts different. She is starting to assert some independence, he wants to feed and dress himself, and he's very curious about his environment.

One of your most important jobs as a parent during this time is keeping your baby safe. Remember that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." You cannot expect a 9-month-old to know not to drink bleach or put his finger in a light socket. He doesn't yet have those reasoning skills. It is your duty to provide appropriate toys and resources for your child to explore.

We've provided you with a list of objects and toys which are appropriate for your 1-year-old to play with 

- Rings on a spindle and blocks or nesting cups to stack.
- Blocks should be 1 ½ to 2 inches across.
- Pull toys, push toys, busy boxes, activity boxes and musical toys.
- Cloth toys, musical toys, bath toys and balls.
- Cloth books, hard cover books with bright, colorful pictures.
- Stuffed animals and cuddly toys, and those that make sounds.
- Mirrors for infants and toddlers.
- Household items such as measuring cups, plastic containers with lids.
- Music for listening or for motion (dancing).
- Wheeled toys without pedals or ride on toys.
- Nesting toys.
- Bath toys that float or for filling and emptying.