My son made a couple of wishlists (with stickers). Together, he has 5 castle stickers (Playmobil) on them. He exclaimed multiple times that he wants a playmobil castle (or more) for Christmas. But, here is my problem: We gave him a wooden castle for his birthday (September) and he hasn't played with it at all. He also has quite a few playmobil knights that he doesn't play with. We visited a castle once and he liked it. We have some books about knights. Mostly "history" books not story books. He looked at them a few times, but isn't really into it. My guess is, he saw a castle in our neighbors' older son's room and now wants one too. He's already given me his wooden castle to make room for his Christmas gifts. I'm just not sure if we should fork out so much money to buy a another castle (playmobil) that he may not play with either. What do you think? What would you do?
And, if your son has a castle, what kind of play will a castle encourage and what kind of books did you read that sparked play ideas?