As I’ve been in the mode of really organizing and getting my house functioning better we have really been purging a lot! Especially in the toys department. I realized that my boys had WAY too many toys! Being that this last baby of ours is a girl too – it made it much easier to purge, because there wasn’t going to be anymore little boys to come that will want to play with them. I was especially motivated after reading the article, Why I Took My Kids’ Toys Away from Living Well, Spending Less!
Anyways, back to the point of this post – as I was going through the toys it made me realize that majority of the toys and items I have bought my boys over the last 5 years fall into 2 categories – Long Life or Short Life. Long Life meaning they have pretty much played with them on a regular base since the day we bought them and Short Life meaning they played with them for 1-4 months and then they have been nothing but a mess toy since then. So, I thought I would share with you the toys/items that have had a long life in my home.
TRIO BLOCKS: These literally get played with on a daily basis and have for 2+ years!
LEGO’S: This is a somewhat pre-mature item, since my boys have only really been into them for about 6 months (because of age). But, Lisa’s boys and all three of my older sisters boys have all been obsessed with Lego’s for years and years and years!
PLAY KITCHEN: We have had this play kitchen for 2 1/2 years now and it has been played with on a daily basis since the day Santa brought it to us! I love watching my boys little imaginations at work!
ART SUPPLIES: My kids could do art for hours upon hours every single day! Their favorites besides Crayons and Markers are: Crayola Washable Kids Paint, Do-A-Dot Markers, Sticker Books, Vel-vits and How-To Drawing Books!
I’m not saying that your kids top 10 will be the same… I know for a lot of families Cars have been a huge hit, but for my boys they never really got into them long term. My boys do however love animals – we had a couple year Horse phase and couple year Dinosaur Phase. Because, we have acquired a pretty good collection of them, I had the boys go through them and get rid of some of their least favorite and then soon I’ll pack them away to have when I someday become a Grandmother!
What are your top toys in your home?
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