I went through the same thing and just switched to Waldorf toys. If you type that in a search online you will get some great hits. It's addictive. I'm so excited about the toys we buy now. I still try and keep how many we have to a minimum though, as they seem to get overwhelemed by even too many quality toys. I bought a playstand and a silk to go over the top of it and then slowly added toys to be put inside of that. I got a wooden kitchen set and dishes and wooden vegetables etc. My daughter has played in it everyday for two years now, she's four. Even my nine year old son and my tweleve year old daughter play in it. Whoda thought?