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Plastic animals for daughter 13 months.

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Bella2010star · 22/02/2011 00:33

I have been looking at how at 13 months children are supposed to be encouraged to do imaginative play. My daughter loves animals so I thought about getting some plastic animals. I have looked online but the only ones suitable are little people fisher price and that is so expensive considering when I have seen online some sets of animals alot cheaper but the age is three + surely they are not that small? Anyone had experince at buying these I do not want to buy something that is a choking hazard or is it the paint they use on them?

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GrimmaTheNome · 22/02/2011 00:36

I think my DDs mostly came from ELC

Bella2010star · 22/02/2011 00:38

Were they suggested for 3+ though as I really think that they should be ok for younger as long as I select larger animals.

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GrimmaTheNome · 22/02/2011 12:36

I can't remember exactly. In reality a lot of children are OK with toys marked 3+ when they are somewhat younger - you know whether they are likely to try to eat them.

deepdarkwood · 22/02/2011 12:37

How about something like Duplo animals - farm/circus sets? Big, chunky and indestructible!

I bought some second hand, and they weren't cheap, but they still play with tham @ 5 and 7, so worth the money Smile

Nagoo · 22/02/2011 12:44

i would give the little people animals to under 3, I've got some for ds and there's no danger I can see, one piece plastic things. Maybe the paint might come off?

anyway I'll be letting dd play with them as soon as she shows an interest.

Tikkabillajive · 23/02/2011 14:54

The ELC Happyland stuff is brilliant from approx this age onwards - they do a farm set, zoo set etc and I think you can just buy a little tub of animals. Great to add to later - we have tons of the stuff and my two are only just growing out of it at 3 and nearly 6.

I noticed they had some Happyland for half price in ELC the other day too.

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