Your baby's gone from a little bean to a crawling, smiling, laughing toddler in the last year. We've got the 12 gifts that experts tell us are developmentally right for your one-year-old and cool for parents as well.
Why she'll love it: Sorting shapes is trial and error at its most basic.
Why experts love it: "Children work on hand-eye coordination and learn how objects with similar properties go together," says Joyce Nuner, PhD, assistant professor of child development and family studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Our pick: This adorable wooden box comes with all the requisite shapes, so your kid gets a start at learning those too. Since the pieces are stored inside, he'll learn how to clean up when he's done.