I have never seen an episode of Dora the Explorer and I already want to murder her. You see, one of the ride-on/walker toys I bought for the twins at the Twin Moms tag sale happened to be a Dora toy. Which means it sings irritating songs with a bad Latino flare, features very annoying Dora sayings and is, of course, adored by my children. Unfortunately for me, this is just one of many toys that light up and make awful noises. Most of their favorites play some sort of music or sound - and they can't get enough! Meanwhile, I am ready to decapitate fictional cartoon explorers.
So, here is my list of our favorite toys that DO NOT make noise and therefore will probably not drive any of us bonkers. In no particular order: