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Friday, October 16, 2009

Top Five Toys

Christy at Superheroes and Princesses suggested doing a top five favorite toys post today. I think it's great to share ideas sooner than later for Christmas gifts. M is about to turn three years old. In no particular order, some wonderful toys... Play-Doh- We have the duffel bag kit. It is the perfect starter kit with the "needed" accessories like the rolling pin, scissors, and spaghetti maker. We still Doodle Pro by Fisher Price- We have the dinosaur version, so it comes with a bone and dino foot print to use, too. Even our son (almost 1) loves to use this and draws daily with it. Blocks- We have Lego Duplos (the basic start up and a couple of additional sets),as well as, a nice set of wooden alphabet blocks. Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Musical Learning Chair- I got this at a yard sale two summers ago and gave it to M for her second birthday. It was a huge hit for many months. For E's safety, we put it in the basement for several months. Just recently it was brought back out and both children love it. Puzzles- We love any wooden puzzle, especially Melissa and Doug brand, but they are really hard to store. We have an Elmo puzzle book (not wooden) that we just love too. It has five puzzles inside and it's simple to store!

I highly recommend the Leap Frog Letter Factory DVD for ages 2-4. It's not a toy, but still worthy to be included in my top five post. Though M does not sing along, she knows each letter's sound because of it. She'll sing the song with me, just not the video.

Visit Superheroes and Princesses for other toy recommendations.

5 comments:

Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

we have the musical chair she loved it!

Christy said...

Great list! Thanks for joining the fun! We used to have that musical chair. Play doh is one of the best toys! We LOVE Leap Frog Letter Factory. I agree that the M&D puzzles are a pain to store. I bought the huge oversized ziploc bags and each puzzle goes in a bag on a shelf. That works for us.

The Activity Mom said...

Great list!
I need to add more playdoh in our activities! =)

Raising a Happy Child said...

Great list! We also had that musical chair for a while - Anna loved it. And play-doh (same set :)) is on our list of favorites as well.

Adriana said...

Play-doh is a huge hit in our house too and D learned all of his letters in English from that Leapfrog DVD. We will be doing another toy review next Thursday at My Bilinugal Boys, check it out. :) Have a great weekend!

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