1. My little guy loves theFisher Price Ballcano toy, he plays with that thing every single day.
2. At daycare they have the Step 2 Sizzlin' Shapes Kitchen and all the babies LOVE it, I bought a similar Vtec version at home and he likes it ok, but not nearly as much as the Step 2 one.
3. His great-aunt also bought him some megablocks which I thought were going to be too advanced for him, but he loves them. There's a platform with wheels that he loves to push around and he loves it when you build anything that he can destroy.
4. Also, this may be a little advanced, but one of the kids at daycare just got the Step2 50's Diner for his first birthday and his mom said that he loves . It it has a little kitchen part on one side and then a little booth on the other. She said that sometimes he just sits in the little booth and plays forever. Hope this helps :)