After watching Elliott play with his first set of toys I tried a smaller and modular set toys.
In this revision I decided to create something smaller and lighter that he could hold in his hand. The textured and brightly colored surface is intended to make a desirable object appealing to sight and touch. Each object is embedded, securely, with 6 magnets allowing for a combination of structures that can be built and taken apart. While this concept may be a bit advanced for him at his age he was very excited and surprised when he found he was able to pull previously built structures apart.