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Pretend play for a four year old boy

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Rosiek87 Sat 24-Sep-11 17:37:43

My four year old is autistic and just started to pretend play the problem i have is its either to small for him to have or pink. i dont have a problem with him having pink stuff but would love to know if anyone knows of any boyish stuff ??

Flisspaps Sat 24-Sep-11 18:05:44

Ikea have some nice non-pink unisex stuff - home based play.

HoHoLaughingMonster Sat 24-Sep-11 19:12:22

Early learning centre. They often do a blue and a pink version of the role play toys (kitchens, kettles, toasters, tea sets, tool boxes etc).

IsItMeOr Sat 24-Sep-11 19:46:51

DS has a great fisher price vacuum cleaner which he loves, as well as other cleaning items, such as brush from ELC and a regular mop (start 'em young grin).

Rosiek87 Sat 24-Sep-11 20:18:01

Thanks everyone x

ragged Sat 24-Sep-11 20:24:18

Pirate ship set.

YouWinOrYouDie Sat 24-Sep-11 20:54:30

Does it have to be domestic Mum / Dad role-play? DS is the same age and autistic. The ELC pirate ship is grea and he also loves farm sets and the Octonaut figurines / pod.

If he likes pushing then ELC do a blue pushchair or a shopping trolley which is neutral.

Rosiek87 Sat 24-Sep-11 21:01:32

he has a shopping trolley which is pink lol. But he is tall and has to lean over a bit with push along things which im not keen on. its more figure sets I wanna find a dolls house which isn't pink.

He doesnt understand playing where he himself pretends to be something, he is at the stage of walking animals/dolls around x

olibeansmummy Sat 24-Sep-11 21:05:42

Playmobil do loads of houses

JarethTheGoblinKing Sat 24-Sep-11 21:07:12

Toys r Us have lots of primary coloured, easy to handle stuff that my 3yo loves.

Would playmobil/duplo/happyland figures be too small for him?

trixymalixy Sat 24-Sep-11 21:07:58

What about a castle instead if a dolls house?

Le toy van do some lovely stuff.

JarethTheGoblinKing Sat 24-Sep-11 21:13:31

Rosiek87 Sat 24-Sep-11 21:14:05

He is fine with Duplo, never given playmobil much thought and will have to search happyland. castles a good idea! Ive never heard Le toy van? is it expensive? xx

Rosiek87 Sat 24-Sep-11 21:22:43

Mulberrybush is looking good! thank you! :D

JarethTheGoblinKing Sat 24-Sep-11 21:24:25

How about a bookshelf dolls house ? then it could end up being anything, plus it's good for storing everything?

JarethTheGoblinKing Sat 24-Sep-11 21:25:39

and we've just bought this duplo house for DS for his 4th birthday.

Rosiek87 Sat 24-Sep-11 21:28:40

Think im gonna have one very spoilt boy for christmas! Ive found loads. Thanks everyone x

Rosiek87 Sat 24-Sep-11 21:29:16

The bookcase idea is a brilliant idea :D

SingingSands Sat 24-Sep-11 21:29:44

We have had a lot of mileage out of Happy Land stuff from ELC - it's great for imaginative play. They come in loads of different scenes - airport, farm, fairground etc. Our most played with item is the house, as you can ring the doorbell, make the tv light up and make sounds, ring the telephone and the cooker makes "sizzling" sounds. A lot can be found on ebay.

Rosiek87 Sat 24-Sep-11 21:31:40

Brilliant thank you smile

JarethTheGoblinKing Sat 24-Sep-11 21:31:58


thanks. I wish I'd thought of it earlier but we're wall-to-wall expedit (which could also work if you stick a roof on it)

Rosiek87 Sat 24-Sep-11 21:36:40

Think im gonna go with happy land :-) was just what im after

JarethTheGoblinKing Sat 24-Sep-11 21:46:40

I've got a 20% off vouchers coming up, so don't order it just yet - I'll try to find it.

JarethTheGoblinKing Sat 24-Sep-11 21:46:51

(for ELC I mean)

Beamur Sat 24-Sep-11 21:48:39

If you're looking at ELC, then register online with them and your DC's age etc and they usually send discount vouchers ahead of birthdays and Xmas.

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