Toys That Get Played With 2013: 13 to 24 months

Baby Cheapskate's Toys that Get Played With lists, 2013Welcome to the 2013 updates of Baby Cheapskate’s “Toys That Get Played With” lists. The twelve toys on this list are here for one reason and one reason alone – because kids love them and continue to play with them long after the holiday decor is boxed up.

There’s no one toy that every kid likes, but the toys on the list have proven track records. Hundreds of Baby Cheapskate readers have responded to more than half a dozen polls posted thrice yearly over the past few years about which holiday toys their kids are still playing with. I’ve pored through the responses to compile this list. Each toy is linked to its listing on Amazon so that you can learn more about it.

Screen shot 2013-10-30 at 9.24.12 AMMost Loved Toys for Babies 13 months to 24 months:

Tip: To save, try to find these second-hand via Craigslist, garage sales, thrift stores, etc. Inspect them carefully and check for recalls.

You can find this and other holiday-themed lists under the Toys that Get Played With tab at the top of BabyCheapskate’s home page.


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  1. I’ve been stalking your blog for this specific list! I’m curious to know what kids this age do with play silks. I clicked the link & read the etsy sellers description & it still seems vague for a 13-24 month old. I’m 100% for and totally prefer toys that encourage imaginative play, so just wondering why I haven’t heard of them before. maybe I just need to see a kid that age with them?

  2. Mindy Bizzell says:

    Hi Jenn,

    I’m the owner of IndieBambino, the shop that sells the playsilks listed. Play silks are an open ended toy, they are designed for a sensory experience and can be used for a variety of ways to learn and play — color learning for example, coordination games where you toss and catch the scarves as they sail down, peekaboo, dress up or my childrens personal favorite — stuffing them into teapots, cups or other toys, and then slowly pulling them out and watching them unfurl. Play silks are really what you make them, the possibilities are really endless. Hope that helps!

  3. ginny says:

    Thank you for this list! My 13 1/2 month old has seemed ‘bored’ with her stackers, shape sorters, and links. I have found some great ideas on this list, and will be refreshing our toys this weekend!

  4. Jaclyn says:

    Unfortunately a lot of these toys are not appropriate for the intended age of this list. Most of the manufacture recommended ages are for 2 and 3 year olds.