Lovevery “The Thinker” Play Kit Review For 11-12 Months: Worth It?

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Trying to decide if “The Thinker” Play Kit from Lovevery is worth it? In this post, I'll share a video review, the cost of the play kit, and the pros and cons to it. It's intended for babies 11-12 months old, and we've had it for a year and a half now.

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You can read the FAQs and full review of all the Lovevery Subscription Play Kits here.

Video review: “The Thinker” Play Kit in action:

What is inside The Thinker Play Kit for Months 11-12?

Baby Avery!!

Baby's first doll! And we LOVE Avery!

Avery is sort of a blank slate. Avery could be a boy or a girl. It's a little racially ambiguous with it's tan and hair.

We put every in the the Lovevery block set car and drive it all around the house. Sometimes we'll also flip the “sliding top box” that comes in this play kit on it's side (so it sits like a diorama) and put Avery into it's “room.”

soft doll baby avery

Other times my daughter will have Avery sit inside the sliding box since she's seen Avery sit like that in the block set box.

Anyway, that's my rant at saying, Avery is our friend and there are so many ways to play with it!

Sliding top box

A wooden box where the lid slides back and forth to build strength, problem solving skills, and hand-eye coordination.

We also use it turn it on it's side to use as a “bedroom” or “apartment” if you will when playing.

p.s. if you've been reading all my Lovevery Play Kit reviews, you should be able to see by now how these toys go well beyond the recommended months and can continuously be repurposed!

“Animals I See” Mini Book

Another item we throw in our zipper pouch from the last playkit for traveling or doctor's appointments!

We also keep it at our changing station sometimes to make diaper changes easier.

The pages are really chunky and the book is small enough that your little one will most likely be able to hold/turn the pages on their own at this age.

animals I see book

four differently sized wooden stones in shades of blue

Wooden stacking stones

Stone shaped wooden pieces for stacking and banging.

I don't have much to say on this item, as it wasn't in the first iteration of this play kit so we don't have them.

From looking at them though, and what I know about my daughter, she would probably like it!

Pincer puzzle

Working gross and fine motor skills with this puzzle! A little cube with a round puzzle piece and the puzzle knob is tiny so you're child will have to work on their pincer grasp.

pincer puzzle

yellow wallet with zipper

Baby's first wallet, credit cards and coins

Words cannot even describe how obsessed my daughter is with this!

So this is technically three items in the play kit, but they all go together.

When my daughter's top and bottom front teeth were coming in, she loved chewing the credit cards and hearing the sound they made with her new little teeth.

She loves putting the coins in the pocket of the wallet and just carries it with her everywhere!

Opposites balls

One ball is really heavy and the other is light weight (made of a thick rubbery material though so it's very different than the ball from the ring stacking toy in “The Explorer” Play Kit.

We use these balls, obviously to teach opposites in the bath or just in our hands.

But since these are a little bigger than the felt and wooden balls from previous play kits, we actually use those and these with the sliding top box in this play kit to show her that things can be the same shape, but not always fit in the same size hole.

two navy balls

thinker play guide book

Play Guide

Researched backed explanation of the skills your 11-12 month old is working on and ideas for playing with all the items in The Thinker play kit.

Is The Thinker Play Kit from Lovevery worth it?

Yes!! This is either my favorite or second favorite play kit from the first year and a total must have! You can shop it here!

The toys in here are so versatile, great for traveling, and SO well priced! It comes out to about $8-9 a toy!

Shop “The Thinker” Play Kit from Lovevery:

You can read the FAQs and full review of Lovevery Subscription Play Kits here.

How much does The Thinker Play Kit from Lovevery Cost?

The Thinker Play Kit is $80, or you can get a 10% discount if you pay up front which would bring the price down to $72, or “$36 a month” as it says on their website here.


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