Toys that will never go out of fashion

(46 Posts)
AndHarry Sun 28-Sep-14 16:29:14

This year I did a big clear-out of all the toys the DC didn't use. I was left with what I reckon are classics that will never go out of fashion. This is the kind of thing I have on my 'classic' list for present ideas for my nieces and nephews:

- wooden blocks
- Duplo/Lego
- Playmobil
- ball
- road map mat
- toy garage
- matchbox cars
- basic musical instruments
- Schleich-type animal figurines
- wooden farm
- jigsaw puzzles
- sandpit, bucket, spade
- slide
- easel, paint, drawing & craft materials
- books
- dolls
- play kitchen with pans, utensils and play food
- balance bike
- scooter
- trampoline

The DC are nearly 5 and nearly 2. What toys do your DC always play with and how old are they?

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sun 28-Sep-14 16:32:31

My DD is currently obsessed with the small Polly Pockets of the 80s/90s that belonged to my sister and I. Not the newer big ones but the dinky actually fit in your pocket ones.

Im.now left scouring ebay for them for her birthday grin so ill say them.

Sylvanian Families

CaulkheadUpNorth Sun 28-Sep-14 16:33:19

Packs of cards

enderwoman Sun 28-Sep-14 16:35:52

Superhero figures like Marvel, DC
Dressing up clothes

JimmyCorkhill Sun 28-Sep-14 16:36:05

Those cheap dolly fold up pushchairs. Mine fight over the one we have at home (DDs aged 1 and 4). They are fought over at every toddler group we go to grin Expensive pram is ignored. Expensive toy pushchair ignored. confused

Any Orchard Toys game.

AmeliaPeabody Sun 28-Sep-14 16:38:27

Ostheimer wooden toys, houses, animals.
hobby horse
kite
dinosaurs (schleich)
puppet theatre
traditional doll house

Bamaluz Sun 28-Sep-14 16:40:15

Wooden train track

PesoPenguin Sun 28-Sep-14 16:42:51

I agree with what's already on your list already.

AndHarry Sun 28-Sep-14 17:04:18

I forgot the wooden train track. DS builds tracks through the house so often it's possibly become invisible to me by now.

BrieAndChilli Sun 28-Sep-14 17:40:46

Ours are Lego, wooden train track, barbies (dd has mine from when I was little),

WantAnOrange Sun 28-Sep-14 17:49:29

I'd go for toys where the play and creativity comes from the child, rather than toys that do something for the child or have just one use. So;

Wooden bricks
Lego
A simple doll
A teddy bear
Play dough or clay
Paper and crayons etc
Scarves, bags, hats etc for dress up
Pull along cart or a wheel barrow or toy buggy

I'd avoid anything that actually claims it is educational on the box, and anything that needs batteries if I can get away with it. I really like your list.

My DD is 2yo and plays with teddies, a back pack, books, scrap paper and scissors (children's ones), play dough and in the garden she likes to have a big bucket of water, a few pots and pans and a big plastic syringe for squirting DS the flowers with.

DS is 8yo and likes Lego and his big dinosaurs, and a science kit with test tubes and pippets and a microscope that he does experiments with (I daren't look).

BikeRunSki Sun 28-Sep-14 17:58:44

Rag doll and some clothes.
Schleic?!! Type dinosaurs

AndHarry Sun 28-Sep-14 18:18:36

The DC love their cheapy doll buggy too. It was less than £10 on eBay and will hold DD just while DS and their cousins the same age push her around at top speed. I don't look...

Dressing-up clothes is a good one. I had a great cape my mum made when I was little and a sugar-paper hat grin

spiderlight Sun 28-Sep-14 18:30:20

Brio-type wooden railway - DS is 7 and still plays with it, and inherited most of it from his Godfather who's now in his 50s.
Lego
Cars
Dinosaurs
Puppets

Leeds2 Sun 28-Sep-14 19:10:20

Fuzzy felt.

A kalaiedoscope.

Shape sorter.

gamescompendium Sun 28-Sep-14 19:20:16

A really nice list OP. Other traditional/timeless toys are puppets, trainset, toy castle or dolls house, science kits, stacking toys (for LOs).

MadeInChorley Sun 28-Sep-14 19:24:23

In our house

Wooden tracks and trains
Metal toy cars
A £7 dolly buggy
Ride on
Duplo

RabbitSaysWoof Sun 28-Sep-14 19:33:02

Wooden train track
Magnet type doodle board
Play food
Scooter and balance bike

marne2 Sun 28-Sep-14 19:39:33

Slinky ( getting dd2 a new one for Christmas )
Kites
Lego will always be a favourite in every household smile

AndHarry Sun 28-Sep-14 20:28:58

Until you stand on it!

I've forgotten what it's called but does anyone remember the game where you hammered wooden shapes into a cork board with brass pins? I used to love that when I was little.

Fresh01 Sun 28-Sep-14 21:56:24

Early learning centre does a version of the cork board with the brass pins. DS loves it but we have lost the outer box so can't check the name!

Fresh01 Sun 28-Sep-14 21:57:32

Oh and I agree with your list - 4 DC here!

Noggie Sun 28-Sep-14 21:59:29

A mouse in a box- comes with wee pillow and blanket x

loubielou31 Sun 28-Sep-14 21:59:47

Our most played with toys are
A torch, these were a massive hit in our house a torch and kaleidoscope combined.
Dressing up clothes, the scooby doo costume has been a favourite of all four DCs
Dolls House
The baby doll that does nothing but can be bathed. (and a washing up bowl to use as the baby bath)
Anything stickery, glittery crafty. I hate these things but they do entertain the DDs
Brio train set
Toy kitchen

Doodledot Sun 28-Sep-14 22:46:43

My list matches too

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