Small word type toys for 2.5 year old
Anotherbloodyusername2 · 30/10/2022 07:43
Looking for a Christmas present for DD who will be 2yrs 4months. She has Duplo but I think she's much more interested in the storytelling aspect than the building. She mainly like to act out "going to school" and "rescuing things" (big Octonauts fan). Any suggestions for toys? Thanks 🙂
HappyAsASandboy · 30/10/2022 07:57
A dolls house and the things to go in it. Endless play opportunities ranging from setting up the house and making the people "live" in it, setting up fires in the rooms for the fire engine to come and put out, staging a dinosaur takeover where the people move out and the dinosaurs move in ......
Buy it now while she is small and she'll love it for years!
Montague22 · 30/10/2022 08:03
Happy Land- can often pick it up 2nd hand too.
Other options to look at might be the Schleich and Papo figures, they do lots of gorgeous animals and fantasy figures. They are expensive but I love them and they’re a good ‘present idea’ for other people. At this age we got the animals to go with the story Handa’s Surprise and also some polar animals.
spiderontheceiling · 30/10/2022 08:45
Fisher Price Little People
or you get can sets based on TV programmes (eg Octonauts, Fireman Sam, Peppa Pig)
It's worth keeping an eye on Facebook etc as there are usually bargains to be had a people with older children have a pre-Christmas clear out
SkankingWombat · 30/10/2022 09:59
The Happy Land sets were very popular at that age here as was the Twirly Woo boat and characters (I'm sure there will be Octonaughts play sets out there if she's a fan), and the Peppa Pig house. If she is a particularly careful DC in her playing, Sylvanian Families (all the tiny pieces removed with the intention of adding them back in once older) plus a doll's house to put them in would be a great investment that will have many years of use ahead of it. Sylvanian furniture/figures are a compatible scale for most wooden doll's houses IME. We got most of DDs' gifts second hand at that age as you can pick up so much in mint/excellent condition. Wooden doll's houses with some basic starter furniture included can be found for £40 on Facebook marketplace.
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