so, the best ones, of course, are the ones that have been played with over and over! loved on the whole time we’ve had them… by both our children [girl & boy, ages 4 & 1] and others, too… preferably in colors that aren’t too terrible!!
these are our favorite toys for the little ones who love to pretend and do mini-me things… 🙂
6. laptop – another item in the household purchased to save the real thing, haha! both of my little ones have loooonged to bang on the keyboard of my laptop as babies, which is why we actually ended up with the cutest pink princess laptop long before baby girl could do anything other than smack the keys… and i absolutely cannot figure out why they seem to have stopped making it!!! [but one on ebay for $12?! snag it!!] the fact that it was just like mommy’s was good enough at the time… and now at age 4, she’s grown into the actual games on it! her brother loooves it now, too, so i am thinking this little black one is on his christmas list!
7. play vacuum – if you have a little one who is scared of the vacuum, this is a great thing to introduce!! when i first saw this cute baby vac [a purple & pink version!] well, for the price i just knew santa claus would be bringing it to one little mini-me that was purely terrified of our household vacuum. over time, i think it definitely helped her to take on the “responsibility” a little bit herself and just get used to the idea of it. and now! our little man is obsessed with vacuums of all shapes and sizes and pushes this thing around all over the place.