Boston Terrier playing with Yookidoo snailOne of my favorite relatively new brands in kids’ toys is Yookidoo. I was entertained at the International Toy Fair in New York City by the inventor displaying the new bath toys: “Flow and Fill Spout,” “Stack ‘n Stream Fountain,” and “Stack, Flap and Tumble.” The “Stack ‘n Stream Fountain” suctions to the bottom of your filled tub and provides endless fun as streams of water are diverted through three boats and two little people. Keep an eye out for these new toys to the Yookidoo line. Last year the three-in-one snail (examined with interest by Oreo on the left) h proved to be a favorite toy for the toddler set. A child can follow behind the rolling snail or take apart the stacking toy that rotates on the snail’s back. In a world of economic uncertainty, it is great to have a toy that can be played with in more than one way!

Last year, Yookidoo introduced their Discovery Playhouse that I reviewed before Christmas, which won numerous awards for its potential fun for kids. Remember to look for toys that set the stage for play but don’t direct it. You want your child to be the leader of creativity and imagination to explore, learn and grow.

What are your toddler’s favorite toys? Share them in the comments below.