Becoming an SLP has done something to me - I am slightly obsessed with toys. There is something about seeing a child's face when tinkering with a toy: you might see concentration, awe, joy, and occasionally disinterest. It's important to remember that it's much less about finding the one magical toy that can increase your child's language and much more about finding a toy that you can use TOGETHER to grow the language. Language is all about interactions between people, and that's how children learn best! To avoid the trial-and-error of finding the right toy to play with your late talker, here are my favorites that you may strike gold with as well!
Those were my Top 5 Toddler Toys for eliciting language. Remember - it's all about enjoying these toys and experiences together!