Everett will be 1 in just a few weeks and I can’t believe it! With his first birthday coming up I’ve been searching for some gift ideas and found some toys that I think he will love. I have been drawn to more of the wooden and Montessori inspired toys. Montessori Toys stimulate learning by encouraging kids to experiment. This may include a toy that is made from natural materials, free of loud distractions, and mimic real life. Now this does not mean I am against any toys that fall out of this category but these are the ones I am most focused on at this time.