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I have been wondering what little girls play with...
My house is loaded with blocks, cars, cars.. more cars, trucks, trains, a toy farm.. and we are starting with LEGOs. I can't even imagine what girls play with. Dolls, shopping cart? How do they keep themselves entertained?
We went to toys r us today and the LEGO section had soooo many neat things for girls. Apparently this is new for LEGO.
We got Milan a baby doll to somehow prepare him for a new baby. He fed it a couple of times and put to sleep in the morning for the rest of the day. He cares less about its existence, but trucks, cars, trains and blocks keep him busy all day long.
Max isn't really interested in toys. He only likes to destroy things. He sometimes will sit and roll his trucks on the ground for a few minutes, and then he'll start throwing them everywhere. He also has a singing Ernie doll that he loves. Today, he put Ernie into the toilet, and then Ernie had to go into the wash. Max cried and cried, and then when Ernie was clean he was so excited to see him.
My kids all basically like the same things. We don't have many girlish toys here.
DS never cared about dolls or stuffies except his one lovie, a fox. He played/plays with balls, trains, cars and blocks. He's really into laying out track patterns for his trains and racecars and building with legos. He follows the directions. He's always loved books as well.
My daughters aren't into dolls. They like their stuffies. Ev always has a hoard of them playing together and she's rarely lovey with them. They're action figures to her. She takes several to bed with her every night though. She also loves cars and blocks. She builds on her whims and without patterns, usually flying machines or cars of some kind. She also loves art. She'll draw, color and paint for hours. She never much liked books in her free time until she discovered Calvin and Hobbes. She will spend so much time reading those and laughing!
Fairfax is very affectionate with her stuffies. She loved on a baby doll from the toybox for about a week and then never pulled it out again. She'd rather kiss and snuggle her owl and mountain lion. She likes to draw and color too. She loves books like her brother and I often catch her with one, looking serious and turning pages. She's also into cars and has been from very early on. She was making Brmmm sounds for rolling car toys before she was saying real words.
things with wheels are always a hit in this house! We do have a kitchen that both boys love!!! We have a ton of food (a whole bunch of fake food from home hardward) that the boys use all the time. Gavin has not taken to the stuffies or dolls but Logan loves them .... he sleeps with atleast 6 dogs a night and has a doll that he takes care of (actually just today he asked to get the stroller out for his baby)
We totally do have a totally boy toy load... ie sports, trucks/cars
Kaylee mostly plays with little B's toys...so cars, trains, legos, building blocks, outside toys like the trikes, cars, play kitchen. She also loves her fisher price animal farm and to color. But mostly the kid's like to play with things like our pillows, pots and pans and dirt and puppy Holly is their favorite toy
I've bought or asked for a balance of boy/girl toys. She's got her pink kitchen set but her gender-neutral bouncy bike. She loves her baby dolly stroller but also loves playing with her primary-colored lego blocks. Her books are pretty gender neutral too. In short, if it interests her, she'll play with it no matter what it is.
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It really depends on your LO and also what older sibliings they have. The younger ones always want what big bubba or sissy have. I think you are easly a couple years off before you really need to think about more girlie toys. You will probably get a good idea of what she likes from her when you see her at fiends and famly's houses and what she goes to. You have the one baby already. Most LO's like kitchen sets and play food and a shopping cart is always good for moving toys around the house.
I have all sorts of toys here. Kiersson has all "boy" toys but LOVES to play with his sister's baby dolls, however she doesn't like to share.. So I bought him a baby doll and he plays with that more than he does his other toys. I think it just depends on the child.
Elaina actually plays with her dolls quite a bit, she is always rocking them, pretend feeding them and giving them rides in her doll stroller. I recently bought her an umbrella stroller to use during spring break so now she pushes her dolls and stuffed animals in it as well. She also plays with her pink Little People castle as well as balls...she loves bouncing balls all over the house. She rides her Princess ride on sometimes too. She doesn't have a ton of toys laying around as we packed a bunch of them and put them in storage so the house isn't overrun with toys during showings.