Instead of the 12 days of Christmas, we're celebrating the ages and the toys that go along with them. Keep an eye out for your age group as we tick along throughout the season!

On the first day of Christmas, yours truly gave to thee... a wooden bead maze! Perfect for youngsters trying to wrap their wee brains around new concepts, this big block can help teach colors, letters and numbers while aiding in their motor skill development. Babies will find it fascinating while toddlers keep coming back for more. It is a gift that keeps on giving. While the price tag on this toy may result in a bit of sticker shock, one can take solace in the fact that it's essentially five toys wrapped up into one. Even better, the toys stay put so there's absolutely no cleanup required when playtime is over. There's a reason why most every kid-friendly store and doctor's office has some shape or form of this toy — it's a hit!