Thinking back on this year's Christmas...it was interesting to me how some gifts were an immediate hit and others have taken time to connect with. I thought I'd share a bit about the toys that were an instant hit with the kids. The common theme with all of them was that they didn't need an adult to help them understand the toy. It was instantly understandable to them.
Our gift to K was a new train table. (We bought it at Costco.) It required a lot of work to put together, about two hours, but worth the effort. He plays with it morning, noon & night! Last night at 9:30, I found him in his room with a little lamp on happily pushing the trains around the track!
Our gift to M was a Fisher Price (FP) kitchen. (Ordered on-line from Fisher Price) It was very easy to assemble and has been by far the favorite toy this year. She also got a FP tea set from her grandparents and that has been well loved also. We've had lots of tea parties; I love it!!
My sister- Katie- got each of the kids flashlights, and they love them! She bought them at Target, but the photo I "borrowed" from Amazon. K's is a Lightning McQueen flashlight, and M has Disney princesses on hers. Need a quick fix to keep the kids content for a while? Give them each a flashlight! I've tucked theirs away in the kitchen cupboard for times when they are bored and I need them to play while making a meal.
Hooded towels and a new doll were also favorites of Miss M. The towel was from Grandma (purchased from Avon), the doll (by North American Bear Company) was from Aunt Kendra (purchased on Amazon). We have finally found a name for her new doll: Asia! So sweet.
What toys or gifts have your kids enjoyed this year?