Just yesterday Kenzie received the Melissa & Doug Seaside Sidekicks Beach Toys I won from www.mommylivingthelifeofriley.com. Grandma opened the box for her (I was taking a quick shower after work) and she was delighted! She immediately started playing with the toys in the house. The quality is just wonderful. Sturdy materials and colorful/catching to a one year old. Kenzie identified the plastic fish and his eye. I taught her to "mix" in the bowl. Although these toys are technically for use with sand I believe that at this age she will have loads of fun just playing with the items inside the house. I will be traveling to FL to see my mom next month and we will definitely be toting these along for play in the sand (pics/update to follow).
If you want to get your own set in the meantime check out http://www.melissaanddoug.com/