Books , any picture book that helps them learn like counting , ABCs , farm animals , first words etc . Books are not only a great way for kids and parents to spend quality time together , if you start early then they'll learn to love books .
My son has had stories read to him since birth and now loves them , he has 3 books in bed each night as a part of his bedtime routine and it makes bed time easier for everyone . Plus it gives me one on one time with him every night , I love it as much as him .
Many children starting school don't even know how to open and hold a book right side up and that's sad .
Also puzzles , like wooden puzzles where they put the child has to put them back in the right places , do you know what I mean ? Where they match them to the right slot . I can't really describe it properly . If that fails every little girl loves a fairy costume .
Bubble Machine, they love bubbles!
Kids these days grow fast!
A set of barbie and Ken will do nothing!
Maybe an iPad could help!
What about a toy where she can ride on it and her mom can push her, then when she gets older, she can take the handle off and ride it by herself? That might last for a while and be helpful.
If her parents are trustworthy, open her up a savings account and deposit money on holidays/birthdays etc...it was the best gift I've ever gotten. Now I'm 19 and I have enough money to buy a car, or pay rent, or go to school. Don't waste money on an expensive plastic piece of garbage, trust me.