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Is your pre-schooler obsessed with one particular toy or game and if so what is it?

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anotherdayyetanothernickame Mon 21-Jul-08 20:37:40

Ds (3.0) is very into one particular game he has made up and plays it about 80% of his time (well by that I mean his free play time when not sleeping/ at nursery/ eating etc.) Is that normal?

anotherdayyetanothernickame Mon 21-Jul-08 22:24:17


Donk Mon 21-Jul-08 22:26:54


anotherdayyetanothernickame Mon 21-Jul-08 22:28:47

So it is vaguely normal then?!?

Donk Mon 21-Jul-08 22:34:07

Well it was for DS. I'd hate to generalise from a sample of 1!

mamadiva Mon 21-Jul-08 22:34:23

My DS(2.1YO) wanders around all day playing with cars or singing songs, he won't do anything else he's just not interested not even at nursery. So I would say it's normal. children do get lost in their own little worlds I know I did.

Turniphead1 Mon 21-Jul-08 22:35:45

Yes. Normal I'd say. Especially for boys.

What's your worry? Is it autismn or something more general?

anotherdayyetanothernickame Mon 21-Jul-08 22:38:25

Not worried about autism as his fave game involves plenty of imagination and he isn't showing other indicators.

Just that it seems a bit obsessive and also generally odd to me to be so into one game and ignore all the other toys e.g. recent bday pressies!

moodlumthehoodlum Mon 21-Jul-08 22:46:41

every day ds lines the little people from happyland up, and then subdivides them into little groups, and no-one, but no-one is allowed to touch them or mess with the order.

now if that is dormant OCD, then I don't know what is. grin

wulfstan Mon 21-Jul-08 22:57:25

DS 2.9 makes pancakes a lot. They tend to be very hot, with steam coming off them, and I mustn't go near the cooker or I'll burn myself. Occasionally, the pancakes are covered with chocolate sauce and sprinkles. This game can run for hours.

simpson Mon 21-Jul-08 23:07:29

My Ds (2.10) is obsessed with trees grin wants to talk about them how many leaves, what colour leaves,why doesn't that tree have leaves (you get the general picture!!),climb them read books about them ALL day. It gets quite tiresome smileThink its normal TBH.

anotherdayyetanothernickame Tue 22-Jul-08 08:41:24

Simpson - sounds like he will be an aboroculturalist (sp?!) when he grows up!

Squirdle Tue 22-Jul-08 09:04:35

Thunderbirds! Or anything his older brother is doing....

At the moment they are playing Indiana Jones (lego person) and bionicles who are going to each others houses for tea.

bigmouthstrikesagain Tue 22-Jul-08 09:07:20

My son is obsessed with dinosaurs (he is 4 in Aug) - anything dino related (especially T-Rex) is good so we read dino books play with model dinosaurs and his birthday cake will have to have a T-Rex and a volcano on it!

Very very

deaconblue Tue 22-Jul-08 11:19:02

ds(2) has a toy Woody (from Toy Story) and it's his best friend in the world. He takes Woody everywhere and if he's enjoying doing something without Woody he'll suddenly notice, shout "Woody" and run off to find him so Woody can join in the game.

simpson Tue 22-Jul-08 20:13:53

LOL Anotherdayyetanothernickname grin
Today he has branched out no pun intended grin to talking about sticks ALL day. Colour, shape,size etc...Grrr...

noonki Tue 22-Jul-08 20:28:53

just out of interest all of the above poster have mentionned boys...

I have three boys and each one has had a stage of pure obsession with something.

anyone with girls who have had obsessions?

coz as adults it is so much more often men who are collectors, massively into music, football etc, ummm interesting

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