Lovevery “The Realist” Play Kit Review For 19, 20, 21 Months: Worth It?

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Trying to decide if “The Realist” 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. We introduced the items in this playkit to my daughter when she was around a year old, so 6 months before the recommended age (which she recently turned). Discover how the toys held up and which ones were great to introduce at 1 year old instead of waiting!

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

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

What is inside The Realist Play Kit for Months 19, 20, 21?

The Lockbox

A busy board in box form that my daughter is OBSESSED with. Literally took it out of the box the day we got it (around a year) and has played with it SO much! Definitely recommend this earlier than 19 months!

It's so easy for her to carry, like a little handbag no less, that she brings it with her all around the house.

She loves problem solving all four sides of the lockbox puzzle!

thre colourful balls

Hideaway balls

Three, light weight, balls that fit perfectly inside of the Lockbox.

She can carry the lockbox around with the balls inside.

The balls are a little on the larger side, so depending on how you put them in they need to be rearranged. She actually gets a total kick out of opening all the doors and pushing a ball in and trying to force another out a “back door” so to speak.

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Veggie garden puzzle

Chunky puzzle that doubles as a matching game (pictures of the veggies are also under the puzzle pieces!). Giving your little one a chance to work on their pincer grasp while learning about root vegetable and gardening!

My daughter likes this, but doesn't play with it as long as the previous puzzles we've received from Lovevery. I think it's one that she'll like more as she gets older and it's a solid choice to introduce at the 19, 20, or 21 month mark!

wooden puzzle with vegetables shapes and illustrations

book with cow and girl on the cover

“Leo and Melody At The Farm” Board Book

LOVE THIS BOOK! So it has touch-and-feel, scratch-and-sniff, and flap book pages! Engages so many senses and watch the video above for my daughters first word! Definitely recommend introducing this before 19 months!

Quilt animals in pockets

A little matching puzzle of quilted animals for your toddler to stuff inside the pockets.

Teaches animals/critters, matching, dexterity, and focus.

My daughter has always LOVED this. Highly recommend it before 19 months. We hang it in the kitchen, on her Pikler triangle, and she walks around with it.

pocket bag with animals and animal shapes with illustrations

orange plastic glass and pitcher

Pitcher and glass

A grooved pitcher that helps guide your little one to the perfect pour in the cup while working on hand-eye coordination.

Definitely well made and perfectly designed for toddlers. My daughter actually already knew how to pour between containers at 1 year old so I'd suggest introducing this before 19 months. She loves this toy though!

Wooden stacking peg board

My daughter is also obsessed with this toy and started playing with it around 13 months!

You can stack the pegs into a tower, but because of how they are interlinked, when she goes to knock them over they sort of just tilt. It's a lesson in physics!

soft material bag

Drawstring bag

A little organic cotton bag to put the peg board pieces in. Another practice in containment too!

Baby's first flashlight!

A flashlight your toddler can use! Great for building on concepts of opposites “on/off” “light/dark” and just really fun for them!

My daughter started to really enjoy this at 16 months!

plastic violet flashlight

book with boy holding grapes on the cover

“Many and Few” mini board book

Again, she loves their books!!

This one starts teaching foundational quantitative concepts.

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“Being Silly” mini board book

Research says knowing you can make people laugh builds self esteem! And I know my daughters FAVORITE face to make is “silly”

book with girl making funny face in the cover

book with sleeping girl on the cover

“Bedtime For Zoe” Board book

A sweet little bedtime book teaching routine, sequence, and timing.

Play Guide

Discover ideas for playing with your 19, 20, or 21 month old and the skills they are working on in this helpful guide backed by research!

realist play guide book

Is The Realist Play Kit from Lovevery worth it?

YES YES YES! Shop it here!

My daughter started playing with some of these toys at 12 or 13 months, a few more around 16 months, and only really like 1 at 18 months and she seems to really love them with no signs of that changing ANY TIME soon. I would actually say this is possibly the BEST Lovevery play kit yet!

We get so much use out of every single item in this play kit, everything is really well made, and I know it's going to be a favorite for a longgggg time to come.

How much does The Realist Play Kit from Lovevery Cost?

The Realist Play Kit is $120 for 3 months of toys, or you can get a 10% discount if you pay up front which would bring the price down to $108, or “$36 a month” as it says on their website here.

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

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Lovevery play kits are a montessori toy subscription service. You receive a box every 2-3 months based on your child’s age. Each Lovevery play kit comes with waldorf inspired toys refining fine and gross motor skills, books, etc. All the toys are made with wood and organic cotton so they are also extremely well-made. The toys are created based on what children need at each stage based on research. Here I look at "The Realist" for 1 year olds, 19, 20, and 21 month olds. #montessoritoys