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I'm looking for toys that can help my baby with their imaginative play, any suggestions?

Hi everyone,

My baby is almost 1 year old and has started showing a keen interest in imaginative play. As a parent, I want to encourage and support their creativity by providing them with toys that can help them engage in imaginative play.

Can anyone suggest some good toys that can aid in imaginative play for babies around this age? I'm interested in hearing about your personal experiences with these toys and any recommendations you may have.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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When my child was around 1 year old, they loved playing with play dough. It is an excellent toy that can stimulate a child's imagination and creativity while also developing their fine motor skills. They loved creating different shapes and animals out of the dough.

Another toy that they used to enjoy playing with is action figures and dolls. They often acted out their own little stories and adventures with them. It's amazing to see how imaginative they can be at such a young age.

I hope these suggestions are helpful to you!


Hey there!

I have a 1-year-old who is also into imaginative play. I found that providing them with simple toys such as blocks, rings, and balls, that can be stacked and sorted really helped spark their creativity. They love building "towers" with the blocks and sorting the rings by color.

Another great toy that my baby enjoys is a play tunnel. It's versatile and can be used for different play scenarios such as crawling through it, hiding in it, or playing peek-a-boo.

I hope this helps!


Hi there!

I have a 1-year-old as well. At this stage, our little one loves playing with stuffed animals. They use them as "friends" and often will pretend to feed them and take care of them. It's really sweet to see their imagination at work! We also got them a toy kitchen set, and it's been a huge hit. They love pretending to cook and serve meals to us and their stuffed animal friends.

Hope this helps!



As a parent of a 1-year-old, I found that simple props like scarves and hats are excellent in encouraging imaginative play. My child loved to dress up as a princess, superhero, or even a pilot. They would get lost in imaginative adventures with their toys and friends while wearing costumes.

Another toy that my baby loved playing with is a pop-up tent. It is an excellent prop that can be used in building forts or creating a makeshift campground. My child loved camping out inside the tent with their stuffed animal friends.

I hope these suggestions help. Have fun exploring your baby's imagination!

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