Right now we’re loving the Melissa and Doug Deluxe Wooden Cutting Fruit Crate which was a gift from Darby’s great aunts who live in California.
It is the perfect toy for a 22 month old. (Darby’s aunts did a lot of research before they purchased.) It took her a few tries to get the hang of it, but once she did, she would not stop. Be prepared to spend hours putting the fruit pieces back together so that your little one can “cut” them apart. I thought she would eventually become bored with it like she does with most of her toys, but we’ve had it for three weeks now, and her interest hasn’t even slightly diminished.
I accidentally deleted my video of Darby demonstrating her fruit-cutting, but I found this video on YouTube. Darby takes the task of cutting her fruit a little more seriously than Josie does. To each his own.
If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our favorite bath toys as well.