Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Five Favorites: Toys! (11.18.2014)

As the holidays are rolling around rather quickly, I wanted to take a minute and share some of of the playroom favorites in our home. I know that it can be difficult to figure out gifts that will get some use for relatives or even your own kids, so I have put together a list of toys that are pretty gender neutral according to playroom habits here. Linking up with Jenna at Call Her Happy for Five Favorites!

All the toys on the list are regularly fought over enjoyed by both boys and girls, no matter to whom they actually "belong." (I have no idea if that is the correct usage of "whom" so I apologize to those that grammar.)

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.

Scooby Doo
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. 

Building Blocks
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.


  1. We are wanting all the blocks for my boys! I've already hinted for that for grandparents as well as some sort of container to contain all. the. blocks. when not in use. :)

  2. Legos can be anything! just add imagination and mix :) and the kitchen set is just so much fun!


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