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What are you buying for 6 year old girls?

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Dancergirl Thu 17-Oct-13 09:07:37

I am really stuck for ideas for dd3. She's the youngest of 3 girls so we have plenty of toys as you can imagine. We already have loads of Polly Pocket, Sylvanians, books, games etc, although tbh I think she's getting a bit bored and would like something completely new and different to play with.

I thought maybe Playmobil...?

She has a bike and also dd2's old scooter. And the house is already over-run with Hama beads grin

Any ideas?

bsc Mon 21-Oct-13 00:56:30

Pop-up pirate has been very popular with my DC- we got it last christmas.

Lego and playmobil here though, and books.

giraffeseatpineapples Mon 21-Oct-13 00:43:44

We have got hot wires from ebay for my ds this year, he played with it at a friends house and it does seem like a winner.

I've gained some great ideas from this thread so now DD will be getting:

CD player
Moon dough
Lego friends
Magic tooth fairy game
Mosaic and other craft things

We have no family that buy for DC so I tend to pad it out a bit and I buy smellies to last the year plus pjs.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 20-Oct-13 13:21:47

Dancer DH has always put the playmobil together. If he's been at work we've elected grandpa todo it instead smile

Off to have a look at Hot Wires...

fuckwittery Sun 20-Oct-13 11:50:30

DD1 is getting
locker bank to lock secret treasures in away from her sisters!
Drawing book
Roald Dahl book set, cheap from the book people
Usborne Body book, and atlas, from the book people
Hair model, got an ok looking one in morrisons the other day for a tenner
voice changer

She and her 3.5 yr old sister are both getting headphones and a splitter thing so they can watch films together on our ipad.

Will get her some crafty stuff, maybe foil art or moon sand as she still likes playing with DD2's playdoh, DD2 is getting a playdoh kit and moon sand might be a good more grown up alternative.
Maybe a science kit if I can find a good one, was also looking at magnet kits but again v expensive or bad reviews.
She would like something princessy I know so perhaps some glittery shoes and a party dress which she can wear over xmas too.

I know that seems like a lot but we have virtually no family/ friends who buy presents for the DC so I do tend to spoil them so they have a pile to open.

sadmum1000 Sun 20-Oct-13 10:00:15

For science kits, try Hot Wires. It's great and although I think it says 8+, my DD6 can make most without ant help.

Not sure what I'll buy DD this year. The only thing she's asked for are stompeez, the magic tooth fairy game and a onesie.

Dancergirl Sun 20-Oct-13 09:56:54

The pool is £20 on Amazon!

Dancergirl Sun 20-Oct-13 09:55:26

Like the look of the playmobil pool too....

Dancergirl Sun 20-Oct-13 09:52:10

jiltedjohn and whitewine is the idea with playmobil that YOU assemble it all for the child? Or do they put it together similar to lego friends?

Dd loves animals so the vet clinics a good idea.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 20-Oct-13 09:45:55

Whitewine my dd loves the vet centre too! we've had it for a couple of years but she still plays with it.

Thanks for the suggestions on books. Will have to start hitting the charity shops smile

Yakky Sat 19-Oct-13 23:30:43

I re read that book every so often and would love my DCs to read it and see it the same way I do.
I am there flying through the town (with flippers) with Casper, Johnny & Gwynnie.
And I definitely want those huge treacle bars on my radiators.

pastelmacaroons Sat 19-Oct-13 23:20:00

grin @ yaKKY.

I was given a copy to borrow years ago as a child by a wonderful amazing lady....I was going though a hard time and that book really lifted me and helped me through it!

PrimalLass Sat 19-Oct-13 23:00:26

My DD will be nearly 6. We are gadgetted to the max already.

She is getting silver sparkly Lelli Kellys, a Barbie wardrobe, Dismey Princess Cinderellaams Prince, a few crafty kits, a make your own book kit. She has asked for the password diary. We'll see.

Yakky Sat 19-Oct-13 22:55:54

OMG The Ogre Downstairs. Still have my original copy from about 39 years ago and still love to read it now.

MmmmWhiteWine Sat 19-Oct-13 22:44:23

My DDs (8 &7) love Playmobil. Would highly recommend the vet centre, the Christmas market and the swimming pool...they are the favourites with us.

pastelmacaroons Sat 19-Oct-13 22:38:16

Its funny but both sets seem to be in lots of charity shops round me, I have never noticed them before.

Dianna wrote one of my fav books read as child, the ogre downstairs, through wonderful MN i was able to track that book down and do more reseach on author. I have never read any of her other books, got the chresomonaoto.....something.....4 books so looking forward to reading more....--am sick to death of oxford tree books--

We have just finished Spiderwick and dd is currently reading a Dianna Wynne Jones!

pastelmacaroons Sat 19-Oct-13 21:38:02

show how funny, re lemony sknicket, i was out today garnering a few more from series of unfortunate events! Missing the last few....

books look at old threads of MN I have got some great ideas from there....

Got the Dianna Wynne series today, and Ottoline series too. Chris Riddle.

also happened to come across the Phantom tollbooth which from here is suposed to be a great book.

collecting the spiderwick chronicles from charity shops also.

I'm taking dd out for the day near Christmas and that's her main present. We're going to the Harry Potter Experience. We won tickets to it a year ago and she still talks about it most days. She has no idea and this is a massive treat for her and me. We usually buy v little for Christmas.

I've made her some clothes too and am making her some art for her bedroom walls. I have quite a few books I've been collecting from charity shops. I have the complete Lemony Snicket collection, some Jeremy Strong, Pippi Longstocking and some David Walliams.

Family have bought her some audio books (she likes them on in the car) and lots of crafty stuff, particularly paper and coloured biros for writing 'books'.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 19-Oct-13 21:06:52

What books are people thinking of getting or which books are popular with your dd. Was going to get her sone Roald Dahl but I think at this rate she will have taken them all out of the library by Christmas.

mikkii Sat 19-Oct-13 10:05:42

Giraffe, thanks for the furby Amazon link, I've ordered one for DD1. She saw her Spanish cousin's one and it is the only thing she has asked for for Christmas, but I was balking at £60 for something she might not play with. She hadn't asked for a particular colour so I thought this was great.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 19-Oct-13 09:38:26

I'm in the same boat confused. Absolutely everyone has bad reviews doesn't it.

DS has this kit which is good. Might have a nosey at their range later to see if there is anything suitable for dd. She's a bit more of a kitchen experiment kind of girl smile

pastelmacaroons Fri 18-Oct-13 20:18:15

I got the create a princess one for DD for xmas, hoping its good.

Confusedbyyou Fri 18-Oct-13 16:42:03

I want a science kit for 6yo dd1 but can't find a good one. Everyone I read has bad reviews.

There must be a good one out there somewhere.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 18-Oct-13 16:12:37

Probably some Roald Dahl books.

A science kit, haven't decided which one yet.

Saw a car for her Sylvanian families for £12.50 yesterday I Toys R Us. So will probably get that too.

She still keeps asking for lego friends but, she finds them hard to put together and doesn't play with the ones she's got much.

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