Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Great Toys

Can you believe it is already mid-October? The Christmas season will be here before we know it! I don't know about you but I'm always looking for ideas of great toys to get my kids, so money is not wasted on a toy that will just become clutter in the house.

To me great toys are toys that my kids really play with every day for years, toys that last & don't require batteries, toys that evoke imaginative play, and toys that I will not mind seeing around the house.

In our household of 3 kids under 7 (2 boys and 1 girl), we have found some toys that I definitely classify in the "Great Toys" category. I'm going to share a few today and more in future posts.
  • Manhattan Toy Baby Stella Doll in Peach - this very sweet baby doll has a completely soft body and very cool magnetic mouth so the pacifier sticks on. You can also buy a magnetic bottle with the separate feeding set. There are clothes and accessories sold separately so you can add on later. My daughter and my niece both LOVE their Baby Stellas!
  • Doll Changing Table - I had no idea how much my daughter would love this when I got it for her, but at least once a day she changes a doll on it!
  • Viking Toy 15-pc. Chubbies Bucket - these very durable vehicles are so fun for little ones. They roll really easily, can be attached to make trains, and travel easily in their bucket. I often take this plus some action figures to entertain my boys during my daughter's dance class. They drive around their "guys" for the entire hour!
  • Little Tikes Classic Pickup Truck - This very cool looking ride-on was a birthday gift for my oldest when he turned 1 and it has been very well used by him and the 2 younger siblings behind him. We had the truck inside for a while and now it is on the back patio. The kids love to get in and out over and over, pretend going to church & the grocery store, and haul things in the back (in the picture below my little guy is hauling swimsuits!) Another child often rides in the back bed of the truck making it a 2 person toy. This truck is a hit with all my kids' friends that come over, too!

What great toys have you discovered in your home?

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  1. My gang of three are really into Legos and Megabloks - those are favorites played with every day!


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  3. I love that pick up truck! Cant wait for Oli to be able to play with BIG boy toys!! :D
    I seem to have bought/buying everything in the baby/toddler range at fisher price for him for Christmas!! :)

  4. That truck is great! I'll have to look for that when my son is bigger.

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