Maddie Grace is at an interesting age as far as toys go. She’s not a baby but she’s not a big kid. She’s at an in-between stage where her favorite toys involve balls, moving things in and out of containers, and ones she can push all around the house. A new big hit in our house is the Little Tikes Lil’ Ocean Explorers Stand and Dance Starfish.
I don’t know why dropping balls in the top of a toy and watching them roll to the bottom is fun for toddlers. Personally, it doesn’t keep me occupied for long, but Maddie Grace could do it all day long. Well, until she gets hungry. But on top of the ball rolling action, this toy has fun music and lights up, what else could an almost 17 month old want? The base of this toy has light up keys that can be played by little hands or little feet.
I love how transitional this toy is. Maddie Grace is obsessed with it now, but I think she also would have been when she was 9 months old, and I think it’s a toy that she’s going to continue to love.