Grandma’s Favorite Developmental Toys


Marilee just returned from her visit to Houston where she delivered her favorite developmental toys to her newest grandbaby, Olivia.  Olivia is the 3 month old daughter of Marilee’s son, Jeremy Hartling and his wife, Marisa. Olivia is their first baby.

One of Marilee’s favorite toys for this early age is the soft chime garden flowers set made by Lamaze. The colorful flowers have smiling faces in them that light up, chime, and play songs at the touch of a baby’s hand. The best thing about this toy is that the chiming noise and songs are soft and pleasant.  Marilee’s favorite toys come from the Pump Station, Holllywood, California.



Olivia is very interested in the Chime Garden Toy!

4 Good Things  About This Developmental  Toy

1. It encourages baby to reach, tug, and bat which develops hand-eye coordination

2.  It awakens baby’s auditory awareness through music and chime

3.  It promotes tactile exploration through crinkle, ribbons, and fun textures

4.  It can be used both at home and on the go because it attaches easily to a stroller or carrier


Grandma Marilee really enjoyed her visit to Houston. She loves playing with Olivia and can’t wait to see her again!  

 by Marilee Hartling RN, MFT