(I've no idea where she got it from! I hardly ever wear dresses and don't always even brush my long hair, and I never use a purse!)
Other than girlie things, she loves stuffed animals, loves books (but we have hundreds of those already since I love Library sales!), plays with cars, plays with bouncy balls, etc. She has lots of blocks but does not play with them very much. Her favorite things are animals.
Any nice, creative toys for girls turning 2, that she'll really play with in the coming year? Looking forward to your ideas! thanks!
I think ours came from Walmart -- it's held up well, but there are lots of nicer ones on the market too.
My daughters also love our wooden kitchen -- we have the fold-up one and a larger one as well.
She also loves her baby dolls, stroller, cars/trucks (just got her a wooden bus and firetruck from Oompa - they're awesome), playdoh, books, puzzles, blocks, etc...
We got her a push toy and a pull toy from Oompa for her one year birthday and she still plays with those daily.
Have fun shopping!
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the tea set is porcelin (sp?) and sais for 7 yrs, but she is very gentle. i found the set at tj max for only $10.
we also got her a set of cutable fruits (again $10 at tj max) which are plastic (i had hoped for wooden, but it was so cheap) and she loves those too! she has been cutting fruit for weeks. only trouble is, she needs me to put it back together- an endless process.
some other favorite toys of hers right now are puzzles- we have a great consignment shop near by and i have found some really cute wooden puzzles- also, just yesterday we were given a little teddybear puzzle whose clothes and face you can change- she really likes this a lot.
I have a toy mouse - stuffed courdouroy (sp?) that has a bonnet, apron and dress on. I used to LOVE taking her clothes off and putting them on again. Now, I can't quite see the attraction there, but if your DD is super-girly and loves animals, a stuffed animal that wears some clothes is probably a good bet.
My DD also loves the play kitchen at the community centre we go to. She's a bit younger, but I suspect she'll be getting MORE into it rather than less as she gets older.
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I hope that helps! Have fun and a Happy Birthday!!
I plan on ordering a few Ostheimer wooden animals from www.thewoodenwagon.com We go to the zoo a lot, so I'm getting her favorites: peacock, monkey, zebra. I'll also order a playsilk from www.elliebelly.com
She got a purple silk crown from my sister for Christmas that she'll wear all day on her birthday (if she wants to), and we'll be at the beach, so I am going to find a special shell or treasure to wrap up and give to her when she first wakes up.
Those are my ideas so far! I'll be checking this thread for more inspiration!
BTW, there has been a big stink lately about wooden Thomas toys being covered in lead paint. I'm wary of any toy made in China, but this has really made me think. We've have some M&D toys on which the paint started peeling and flaking off, so I threw them away, and won't buy from them again.
We've been buying less, but higher quality playthings.
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check out the web site. I'm going to tell SIL (who does all of the Christmas shopping for the girls' grandpa) to shop here.