The list author says: "Age-appropriate toys for the child around two (roughly 20months to 2.5yrs). I tried to choose a variety of toys and books, keeping in mind that often children of the same age will be at different developmental stages: some may love a pounding toy, while others will quickly get bored of the repetition, some will be into balls and pushing toys and yet others will be building or doing puzzles. Also, this is just a guide with some ideas, each toy is just an example, there are similar ones in other shapes, sizes and materials that are just as age-appropriate. I haven't included any books but board books will give you the least grief, the ones with photographs are still favorites, but simple stories are starting to be interesting and understood by this age-group."
"I don't care for this particular doll, but I couldn't find any other all-plastic baby doll. Why all plastic? Because it can take a bath, and that is a favorite activity at this age. Also, dolls are a good toy for both BOYS and girls. Boys also need to do pretend play, especially if they have a baby in the house."