I thought maybe I should have titled it 'Toys They Love' but really I love them too. I love them for the kind of toys they are, the imagination they bring out, the years and years of use they are too.
Castle from Playmobil... Really you can't go wrong with anything Playmobil I've found. Over the years we've now collected the zoo, castle, and school. They are toys that never get put into "feels like new" because they are played with every day.
~ "Feels Like New" is the name of our walk in closet in the playroom. When Anna was just 2 I started putting toys in there so that the playroom wasn't overwhelming for her. I would have out just enough (and that was still a lot). Then every once in a while (every week or so) I would switch out the toys. When they came out of the closet Anna used to say to me. "Mommy, it feels like new." And her toys did feel like new to her. I've been doing that 'feels like new' system for over 6 years now. Both girls love to see 'old favorite' toys again that they haven't seen in a while. ~
And then there's the Sandboxes. The girls love these. They are a 'kitchen only' toys for sure but hours of fun! We love the doggie sandbox, mermaid sandbox (with blue sand like water) and castle sandbox.
Leggos. You can never go wrong with leggos. We still have the "baby" ones. They're fine for us since the girls really just like to make villages/homes/castles/ areas for their ponies/dolls/playmobil people to play in.
Bubber! It's kind of like playdough but better. It's not sticky and NEVER gets dried out! It has a silky soft texture. So much fun!
Just so I can remember... the girls love their playroom. Filled with their toys, dolls, crib, stroller, highchair, tons of books all over in baskets. (forever the first grade teacher)
I adore this sea of pink among the light blue walls. I just love having girls! Tea parties, baby dolls and such, there is nothing more grand!
Magna tiles... the toys that's stood the test of time!
May they always be little enough for playtime. Oh how I wish the clock would stop...