13 Favourite Toys!

1. Plastic picnic set. My daughter received this as a present about a year ago, and has played with it almost every day since! I can see its appeal increasing in years to come.

2. Balls! We have one in every shape, size and texture you can imagine, which has provided hours of entertainment since she was old enough to hold one.

3. Dolls/Stuffed animals. These are more a flavour of the day, today she played a lot with her “baby”, yesterday it was her bear who accompanied her to the shops.

4. Doll house. We got this as a gift when she was 18 months old, and I was amazed at how quickly she started to act out our day-to-day life with it. Now that we are half-heartedly toilet training, she makes the whole doll house family go to the “potty”!

5. Gardening equipment. This is actually just “adult” tools, but of a smaller size. We have a small broom, a small shovel, and a watering can, and DD can often be found pottering around in the garden, digging up weeds (or sometimes plants!)

6. Toy shopping trolley. This was a recent find, my Eid present to her in fact, and she loves it! She tells us she’s going to Woolies, sits her baby in the trolley, picks up a bag and she’s off to buy her groceries!

7. Cart with wooden blocks. This has been superseded by the shopping trolley, but she has had so much fun with it in the past I thought it warranted a mention of its own.

8. Wooden train set. I was amazed when I saw her put the tracks together for the first time!

9. Bike. Well, it’s actually an indoor plastic ride-on toy that morphed into a trike with a parent push handle which she doesn’t quite know how to peddle yet! But she loves trying!

10. Swing set and slide. We picked this up second hand from the auction site, and we’ve only attached the boat swing so far, as it’s the only one she’s interested in!

11. Books. I think this is pretty self-explanatory. I’ve yet to meet a toddler who doesn’t like being read to, if not “reading” for themselves!

12. Pop-Up tent. This was another great gift that requires minimal assembly and hours of fun. She calls it “myhouse.”

13. Bags.  You can put all sorts of treasures in them and carry them around.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Capricious on September 24, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I love this list. My toddler has recently been introduced to a lot of the same things so it great to know we have ‘invested’ in some toys that will give him many more months of enjoyment.

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  2. This is a great list! My TT was my 13 favorite childhood toys!

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  3. I’ll bet the pop tent is a big hit. We had a set of tubes and cubes like that. The kids love it.

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  4. So many of those things are still on my 7 year old’s list. Cardboard boxes are another big one, she favorites them, decorates them, and finds endless uses for them.

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  5. We grew up playing with my mom’s old purses. We used them to cart around anything and everything – pretending it was a shopping bag, a suitcase, a backpack – or a purse. And she’d give us lots of little trinkets to fill them so we’d leave her good stuff alone ;0)

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