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Old 11-17-2008, 07:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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What is your 3-year-old's favorite toy?

Sometimes I feel that I need some new ideas for encouraging play in my 3-year old!

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Whatever his older brother currently has in his hands...

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my dd does a lot of colouring and painting, and she is really into her babies and play kitchen stuff.

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Legos!
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Mine really likes Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. There are a bunch of set you can buy for them. If your dd is good about not putting things in mouth, maybe an old fashioned light bright. The new ones don't seem as nice.
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Cars. Mostly matchbook-size cars. That's all he plays with these days. The cars talk to each other. They have families. They're very imaginative. He has some wood blocks and large cardboard blocks, and he like to build structures for the cars, like garages. Once in a while he'll work on a puzzle. Sometimes he plays with his doctor's set, taking my blood pressure, etc. But mostly just cars.

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My dd loves her doctor set, tea set, and puppets. Basically- if it's something that requires me to actively play with her, then that's what she wants to do! Ofetntimes it's just playing pretend to be different friends, neighbors, or characters form whatever books she's into.

The only things she really does alone for any amount of time are artsy things-- cutting paper and gluing it into collages, painting, etc.-- and "writing" on microsoft word on my laptop.
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Cars, Nintendo DS, balls. He loves to play catch and "baseball" lately.

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Lots of imaginative play-she loves her doctor set, kitchen, and everyday items like cloths (playsilks, tea towels, etc.) get heavy use too. She loves crafts-painting, drawing, stickers, popsicle sticks...

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Dolls, dolls, dolls-tea set, stroller, she loves to "teach" them to do stuff.
Also those pre-k books (Kumon, etc. etc.) She loves to play "school".

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Trains, trains, trains. Little animals. Puzzles. Imaginative play (purses, cell phones).
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DD's favorites include (but are not limited to):

- playdoh
- dress up
- Mr. Potato Head
- matchbox sized cars (she lines them up in traffic jams)
- dress up
- tea parties
- did I mention dress up?
- beading necklaces using cheerios etc.
- waterplay in the bathroom sink
- writing in her Kumon workbooks (esp the tracing one)
- lacing cards (cardboard cards with holes and yarn to lace thru holes)
- going thru old magazines and cutting stuff out and taping the pictures into collages (this sounds much more clean than it is, she can't really cut well, and tape gets everywhere, but that's the fun, right?)

I'm sure I'll think of 10 more activities as soon as I post this. We have a five month old so DD has learned how to play well by herself when I'm nursing. (Not that she always wants to play by herself, but she does it well when she wants to.)
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Trains and legos. I feel like it was such a WASTE for us to get all of the other toys. He also likes musical instruments.
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Cars, trucks, play Doh, wooden blocks. Both my kids LOVED lincoln when we went to my mom's house for a visit. Hopefully santa will bring them some.

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Coloring, legos, cars, did I mention lego? The play kitchen, dolls, dolls, more dolls (doll things, strollers, etc) did I mention they are obsessed with babies?????? Pretend play (being mommy & daddy w/ a baby) play food etc. Oh and playmobile & little people. The playmobile they have to play on the table b/c the baby will eat it (and it will get lost) but they still pull out the Little People on a regular basis also.

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Little cars, big cars, trains... basically anything with wheels.

Sand, dirt, water, mud... basically anything earthy that he can drive cars through.


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musical instruments, blocks, play doh, trucks, Little people.

puzzles have been a recent hit, although he still needs lots of help.

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Dress up clothes
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Wood Blocks, Legos, Lincoln Logs, Dolls, Dress-Up Clothes, Little Animals, Toy Dishes, Tape, Boxes and.......

Rocks. A big thank you to our landlord for the large rock field in the backyard - a constant supply of new and free toys!!!!
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