I recently submitted an article to NewParent.com (a great site for parents!) on the amount of toys that kids have today and how I feel about keeping toys, to a certain degree, at a minimum and not going overboard. It’s of course just my opinion and thoughts on the topic!
These are the toys in our living room. A basket full of things, a Leap Frog table, and a ride on/play with truck. I just got the Leap Frog table off of craigslist (only $15 in perfect condition!) and we’re probably going to put it in storage for the next kid very soon. Most likely if he gets a new toy for this birthday we will replace it with the table. He loves his ride on truck. It makes fun noises, you can push it while waking, play with the dump truck or literally sit on it and ride!
Upstairs in his bedroom he has these two baskets. One of them has some blocks, a couple cars, puzzle and random little toys. In the other is another wooden (but adorable!) John Deer tractor, a stuffed animal and a few more odds and ends.
I don’t consider book as toys. All his books (that we’re currently reading- we rotate these too!) are on his rain gutter bookshelf in his room.