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toys for children

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by philosophe, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    I'd like to buy some toys and books for my 4yr old nephew. He's got lots of Thomas the Train stuff, so I'm looking for something new. Any favorites to suggest before I go shopping for the little guy?
     
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    johnapril Senior member

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    Don't go to the mall. We're using it.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Senior member

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    We bought my son a playmobil kit of knights
    http://www.latoys.com/cgi-bin/SoftCa...708+1149866951
    Then we added later on more knights, and vikings, and pirates and so on.
    It stimulated his interest to read and know more about these and then we added books about the period ( and constumes ).
     
  4. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    I'd like to buy some toys and books for my 4yr old nephew. He's got lots of Thomas the Train stuff, so I'm looking for something new. Any favorites to suggest before I go shopping for the little guy?

    Legos.
     
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    my 4 year old sons favorite stuff is tinkertoys. also, leap pads and books to go with leap pads. if they have a yard, I just got my son water baloons, very cheap but a lot of fun. our standard birthday present is a game called caribou, but then at least one adult has to play to help keep the rules.
     
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    skalogre Senior member

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    WHile I am seriously biased, go with Lego Duplo. Few things are as stimulating and may make him in to a future engineer (err, if that is a positive thing for you [​IMG] )
     
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    - a digital watch
    - a fun puzzle
    - a fishing pole (one designed for 4-year olds, of course)
    - a goldfish
    - a sleeping bag
    - a small duffel bag to take on future sleepovers and family trips
     
  9. VMan

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    Legos.
    The new legos are really a travesty compared to the old sets, which really allowed you to get creative and build whatever you wanted. For anyone looking for legos, go on ebay and check out some of the jumbo lots of old sets people are selling. Makes me wish I was 8 again. This is just insane.
     
  10. Buster

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    - a digital watch
    - a sleeping bag
    - a small duffel bag to take on future sleepovers and family trips


    By far the best gift my son got for his 4th birthday : a small backpack with a sleeping bag and a flashlight.
    Great idea.
     
  11. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    By far the best gift my son got for his 4th birthday : a small backpack with a sleeping bag and a flashlight.
    Great idea.



    have you taken him camping yet? my son loved his one campling trip so far.
     
  12. Buster

    Buster Senior member

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    have you taken him camping yet? my son loved his one campling trip so far.

    Yes. He loved it. He loves hiking and camping was even better.
    Actually these days he is begging to go again.
     
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    Yes. He loved it. He loves hiking and camping was even better.
    Actually these days he is begging to go again.



    cool. we will have to set up a playdate later on in the summer.
     
  14. Buster

    Buster Senior member

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    cool. we will have to set up a playdate later on in the summer.

    Definitely. It will be great.
     
  15. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    based on my humble experience with my 3 year old daughter, the best gift i ever gave her was a bicycle. and because her favorite cartoon character is 'dora the explorer' a lot of those licensed stuff. though i really wish i didn't fall to that licensed merchandise trap. and i plan to order this online soon, seems like a very interesting toy (from a very interesting site) [​IMG] http://www.backtobasicstoys.com
     
  16. stach

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    I remember from my childhood that I especially liked toys that could go with me into the bathtub. [​IMG]
     
  17. Vintage Gent

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    The new legos are really a travesty compared to the old sets, which really allowed you to get creative and build whatever you wanted.

    They still make the "freestyle" sets, and for a pretty decent price, too. As for the sets you're supposed to make into some predefined shape, I find that the kids make the boat, spaceship, policecar or elephant once and then use the legos to build whatever they damn well please.
     
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    i freakin loved playmobil sets. so expensive though. my rich friend had a million of them.

    i had this little red tent that didnt have a bottom to it so you set it up on the bed and it tied to your bedposts so you could be sleeping in a tent on your bed. soooo awesome. [​IMG]
     
  19. Dakota rube

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    Many mornings I woke up with a little tent on my bed!
     
  20. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    Many mornings I woke up with a little tent on my bed!

    and what did your mom say? [​IMG]
     

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