A couple of years ago, a parent asked me what kind of toys she should have in her home. I went through my "must haves" list and then spouted off a few others that I thought would be great additions. After that, I decided to put together an Amazon Listmania list of toys that were great for facilitating language in toddlers and preschoolers. That mom I was talking about went and bought all of it! I've brought it back to life and have dedicated a page in our "resources" tab listing them all, along with links to buy on Amazon. Now, I'm not suggesting that you break the bank and throw out what you've got and buy all my recommendations. But I do think you should check out the list. You may already have a lot of similar things and I wrote a small blurb next to each toy, describing how it can be used for language play. Feel free to comment on any toys that you think should be on the list!
Keep your eyes peeled for a list of toys and games for preschool and school-aged kids coming soon!