All the toys on the list are regularly
Kitchen and Play Food
I am always stepping on plastic food, and someone always is carrying a bucket filled with plastic food. My favorite thing is when all the kids are in the playroom huddled around their kitchen while I am making dinner. It is my favorite, because then I am not stepping on them!
Whether it is building the tracks, destroying the tracks, or connecting the trains, every child in this house wants to be doing it. I really do not know what is so appealing about trains, but "choo choo!" is always in the top twenty first words.
A ten dollar set of the Mystery Machine team and the kids are busy playing. The best part? Hearing them mispronounce the names.
You wouldn't think that ponies would be neutral ground in the playroom, however most men I know can recall playing ponies with their sisters, and my children are no different. I don't know what it is about ponies, but they are intriguing to everyone in the playroom. Bonus: the ones with plastic, curly hair make fabulous teethers.
Last, but certainly not least: any sort of building block. They mesh well with any of the above mentioned toys, and they are equally as fun to construct or deconstruct.