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We have no problems coming up with ideas for 5 year old ds but dd is more difficult. We have a art easle, kitchen, dolls and duplo lego that she enjoys playing with. She also enjoys playing with anything of her brothers so has an extensive play area of trucks, cars, etc...<br><br>
The only thing we can come up with is a shopping cart. I think she would enjoy filling it and pushing it around. We would like to get her a nice wooden doll house someday but maybe when she's 3-4 years old.<br><br>
Any other ideas?
 

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My dd is about the same age as yours. Here are some of the things we chose for her. She is really working on her fine motor skills, so we got her some <a href="http://www.oompa.com/baby-toys/category.cgi?item=HA2153" target="_blank">lacing beads</a>. We had also got <a href="http://www.moolka.com/jzv/prod/13555/Plan+Toys/Toys/Early+Development/Color+and+Shape+Sorting/Miracle+Pounding?p=YzE9NDIz" target="_blank">this pounding toy</a> for a friend's child, and she loved it so much that we bought another one for her.<br><br>
I also have put together a box of dress up clothes for her. I just picked up things at garage sales/thrift stores that are several sizes too big, some hats, scarves, purses, etc., and I made a couple of bead necklaces and bracelets for the box, too. She's not too much into imaginative play yet, so I haven't done too much with costumes or themes; right now she just loves to practice dressing.<br><br><br>
What about musical instruments? My dd has a xylophone that she loves, and I think her aunt is getting her a percussion set for Christmas.<br><br>
Dd got a grocery cart last year for Christmas and only recently has started playing with it a lot. She loves to dump all of her food into it, put her baby in the basket and push it all over the house.
 

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I think the shopping cart is a great idea. They have a whole "grocery store" set up at the kid's play section of the local science museum and dd, also a May '05 baby, *loves* it. (We're getting her a kitchen for Xmas but a shopping cart may be in our future.)<br><br>
We got her these <a href="http://shopping.discovery.com/product-61568.html" target="_blank">magnetic building thingies</a> last year and she LOVES them now. She makes "ice cream cones" and "tall people" with them, and her dad shows her how to make shapes and structures. Really fun.<br><br>
She also loves her cheapie (plastic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush">) workbench. It's something I picked up at Ross. We're considering replacing it with a wooden model. It has a screwdriver, hammer, wrench etc. and screws and bolts to attach to it. Maybe someone here knows a good wooden toolbench.
 

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what about a doll stroller? We just got DD (2) a wooden one from Nova Naturals and she absolutely loves it.<br><br>
Other things we are thinking for Christmas--tone drum, art supplies, tutu/fairy wings...
 

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Thanks for the ideas. We already have some of the stuff mentioned. Cradle, stroller, lacing beads, drum and dress up stuff. Much of it is ds's as well.<br><br>
She loves music so we have a couple of small musical instruments (bells, etc...) going in her stocking. I'm going to look into the doll sling.
 
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