Favorite Toys?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Favorite Toys?
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 9:49am

What toys doyour 2/3 yr old just love to play with?

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Registered: 03-30-2011
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 2:55pm

Charlie will be 4 in Octover and his

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Registered: 11-16-2007
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 2:57pm
We're still little people obsessed. Other than that, Joe is really into vehicles. He likes any type or size.

This holiday season we'll probably be getting some boring winter clothes, as well as new board games (candy land, etc) for Joe.

December Gumdrop 

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Registered: 03-27-2008
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 9:21pm
Yes! Another crazy person, woo hoo! I am actually planning their bday parties which are also in December! They both play with the same toys, and that involves the Fisher Price iXL (they love it), magna doodles, play doh, crafting kits, mr potato head, books, melissa and doug wooden food play kits, dress up, anything pretend, games and stuff like that!
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Registered: 03-28-2008
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 2:05am
Christmas shopping, oh my! :)

My daughter was 18 months last Christmas and received an Upsy Daisy doll (In The Night Garden) from her grandmother. She really loved it and when we lost it a few weeks later I was expecting drama. But she didn't ask for the doll even once. She doesn't have an attachment or special interest in any particular toys, some of her little toddler friends don't go anywhere without thomas train gripped in each fist, but she has never cared especially much for any one thing.

I think toddler gifts should be about DOING, so though she has a toybox with the obligatory duplo and little people, the gifts she gets from me are always new paints (she looooooooooves painting. Coloring is just a disappointment compared to painting), or stickers, some kind of activity thing. There is a limit to how many stuffed bunnies a little girl needs, though her grandparents don't seem to agree! ;)

Also, we found out that those blow-out noise makers you have at birthday parties (the ones that are rolled up, you know??) are a HUGE success and super cheap. I try not to spend too much money on her now since the time will come soon enough when she demands all sorts of expensive gadgets. I think it is great that the best present she can imagine is two noise makers and a packet of stickers. Hello, $1 Christmas gift! :)

Oh, but if you have wood floors, I can recommend this (I don't think it would work on carpet at all): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hippychick-WBLBS-Wheelybug-Ladybird-Ride-on/dp/B000VWRL86

Haha, sorry, this post is all over the map.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 12:21pm
Oh, puzzles are a great idea! Landon has quite a few but 25 pieces is the highest piece count we have right now.

The Toy Story Imaginext looks super cute too! We have the Batman one, which my older boys love, but this would be great for Landon as he loves Toy Story!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 12:23pm
Oh, I LOVE Little People! I would totally buy every set if I could. They are just too cute.

Games are a good idea too! I think our Candyland has seen better days (Chutes and Ladders too!). Thanks for the idea!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 12:24pm
LOL! You are totally not alone. With 3 boys and a huge extended family, I'm on the lookout all year for good deals. I've only purchased a few things this year so far but I'm hoping to pick up a few things a month from here on out.

Pretend play does get popular at this age. I think a kitchen and/or pretend food would be a hit for Landon. I'm not even sure what a Fisher Price iXL is! I'm going to have do look that one up. :)