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Birthday present ideas for DS soon to be 6?

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TooMuchCaffeine Fri 28-Aug-09 17:08:34

He is not "into" anything in particular this year. He has lots of toys, puzzles, games, arts and craft stuff, things to do in the garden - but he doesn't really play with anything. Prefers hanging around me.

You have to force him to go upstairs/outside to play on his own and when he eventually does, he will only do it for about 15 mins then he's back. He loves Hot WHeels but will only play it if DH helps him set it up (even though he could set it up on his own).

He asked for a Wii, but we don't really think he will play with it that much, and would rather wait until he is a bit older. Ditto for a Nintendo DS - we feel that he needs to do things independently from us - like go and play imaginatively or creatively on his own at least for an hour a day. We give him lots of attention every day, and do loads with him, but sometimes we just need to all do different things.

Is there a toy that boys really like that they can play on their own, but with friends too when they come round?

weegiemum Fri 28-Aug-09 17:10:55


We have tons and it is played with every day.

You can get some really good deals on it on eBay.

TooMuchCaffeine Fri 28-Aug-09 17:24:37

Got lots of lego - not played with - just given a big bag away. Got little lego bricks with wheels, etc, Mega Rig, kid k'nex, wooden train set - all not played with anymore.

Waswondering Mon 31-Aug-09 09:15:54

Just to say - same boat here!! Ds isn't hugely into anything in particular - lego is enjoyed then put away for weeks etc.

He is 6 this week.

He's getting a vtech digital camera which has an integral MP3 player - he loves story CDs and is just getting into the Secret Seven (read to him) - so some new SS books, some clothes, some bits and pieces etc.

At this moment he is deeply engrossed in making a castle/megablok creation with his 3yo sister ....

Good luck!

AllBuggiedOut Mon 31-Aug-09 21:03:20

Playmobil? A friendś DS (6 1/2 now) has the castle which is always a hit when thereś a houseful of boys. Scalectrix (spelling?) a good one with a friend too, especially if heś already into cars. HTH.

AllBuggiedOut Mon 31-Aug-09 21:03:53

Sorry, those are meant to be apostrophes. Keyboard is playing up...

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