Toddlers are rapidly developing in physical, intellectual, and emotional ways and benefit from plenty of stimulus as well as quiet time. Get active with sturdy vehicles and push and pull toys that develop motor skills and help a child's body gain strength as well as burn off excess energy. At this stage kids are constantly imitating everyday life to better understand how things work. Encourage this creativity and language development with imaginary play, dress-up, house play, playsets, and puppetry. Inspire kiddos to learn new skills using building blocks, puzzles, and flash cards. At the end of the day be sure to leave some time for a comforting bath, a good storybook, and a cuddly companion.