“Would you mind if I bought him a noisy toy for his birthday?” I was afraid but I told her I wouldn’t mind.
She knows I’m particular about the toys I buy for my kid – no plastic toys with toxic chemicals. She bought him a lovely Pound and Tap Bench which sends balls tinkling over a xylophone by Hape toys. It is made out of wood and painted in bright coloured water-based paint.
My son and I fell in love with it immediately. He knows how to remove the xylophone from the bench and I find him experimenting with different toys to tap the bars. The hammer of course follows him all around the house where he taps on anything in his way. We are keeping the wooden balls away till he’s older as it’s a bit of a hazard to my house (not the kid) – we are afraid he’ll smash glass or the tv!
Thanks for the lovely xylophone, it’s the perfect gift for any one-year-old.