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My almost 18 month old is the most active kid I've ever had.


He's a climber & just into & on top of everything at all times.


He likes the little tykes rocker horse we have outside, it will probably come in for winter.


Trying to think of other active toys for him- we have a mini trampoline already & a full size swing set climber (he can go up & down the slide & ladder on his own already, so I don't think we need a little kid version). We also have a rocker board & a bilibo, a little tykes car, tunnel for crawling in.


Tile floor, so I don't know if ride on toys would work inside very well (or the noise of going past each tile line might drive me crazy)


So, thinking about a Rody horse for the carpeted room. Ok for 18 months?

I'm eyeing the geo dome climbers but hear they are tough to put together.


What else? Thanks

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Heavy things to lift and stack and move around are great at that age.


In our area there are these little books, full of apartments for rent.  They give them away for free on street corners, and they reprint them every month or so.  If you get a bunch and wrap them in duct tape you have fantastic blocks.  Cheap, heavy, but not totally hard so you can't do as much damage if one falls on your head.  Phone books work too.


Get a little wagon.  Put the blocks in the wagon.  Take them out.  Pull them around. Stack them up.  Put them on the table.  Put them back on the floor.  Put them back in the wagon.  . .  It's perfect toddler "work".


Canned goods or bottles of water and wagon work well too.  Put your emergency stockpile to work!

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We have a Rody and a Geo Dome Climber.  My husband and my dad put the dome climber together. My kids (now almost-9 and almost-5) play on it still. I think DD was 2 when we first put it together. And she climbed even then.   https://smile.amazon.com/Lifetime-Geometric-Climber-Center-Earthtone/dp/B004K0Q8LG/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1468334117&sr=1-1&keywords=dome+climber


However, my son had a Little Tikes Climber Cube when he was younger (starting about 18 months) and that is what I recommend up to about age 5.  https://www.amazon.com/Little-Tikes-Junior-Activity-Evergreen/dp/B000XRY40W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468333539&sr=8-1&keywords=little+tikes+cube+climber+with+slide We found ours on Craigslist.


My daughter is just now outgrowing the Rody so we just got rid of it. I'm not sure if a 18 month old could handle it or not. If not, he'd be really close.


We also love our Kidzooie Foam Pogo Jumper (though DD was 3 when we got it): https://smile.amazon.com/Kidoozie-Foam-Pogo-Jumper-Encourages/dp/B00704IO48/ref=pd_sim_200_39?ie=UTF8&dpID=51%2BNFz4yVkL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&psc=1&refRID=P0H9BWQNYX7QA9MGNKGN


Play Monkey Balance Board? https://smile.amazon.com/ALEX-Toys-Active-Monkey-Balance/dp/B000N40SDC/ref=pd_sim_21_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=51v1vhFWzOL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&psc=1&refRID=DGX8DE0MQ1A9H4JZ05WW


The Pewi Ybike was always a big hit at the store -- if you have a house big enough for it... https://smile.amazon.com/Pewi-Ybike-Ride-Walking-Buddy/dp/B004EIS6EQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1468334287&sr=1-1&keywords=ybikes


I always thought the Peanut Ball looked amazing: http://www.timberdoodle.com/The_Amazing_Peanut_Ball_p/454-025.htm


And Rainbow SIlks can be run with to watch them flutter out behind you




Other active toys we've enjoyed:

Balance Bike (starting at 21 months)


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Oh. One more. I also recommend the Loops and Swoops Amusement PArk (or something like this): https://smile.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Little-People-Amusement-Exclusive/dp/B0089W1IGQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1468334653&sr=1-4&keywords=ramp+toy SO much activity running after the balls after they come off the end of the ramp, then going back to send them down agian!


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Wheely bugs are great! Rosy may be challenging at 18 months but will be awesome later. I love LOVE the Step 2 roller coaster. Used that thing for many years, way past when you would expect. A shopping cart. Filled with heavy things. A sensory table is very focusing, though may be better in a few months. He's probably young for the trampoline but it will be great. Do you have a Little Tykes slide?

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No little tykes slide or climber cube here anymore, gave those away a few kids ago;)


He can do the big climber, so I can't decide if they'd be worth it or not. he could do them inside in the winter though, which would be nice.

If I see one at a garage sale, I'll probably get one.

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You said you have a tunnel... When my older two were small, we had some sets of tunnels/tents/ball pits that were compatible/connectable and took up most of the living room.  We would set them up in different configurations to keep it interesting.

Like this set:


connected with this set:




Note: these tents are not the sturdiest, and wouldn't hold up long to rough play or being crushed...

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