Pretend play toys that actually work
Jojobump1986 · 12/05/2013 09:35
DS1 (18m) is just beginning to get into the pretend play phase & loves feeling like he's helping around the house. He helped peel a carrot the other day & the look of joy on his face was priceless! I'm keen to get him some toys that really do things - hoovers that pick up little bits, that sort of thing. Any recommendations?
I'm also looking for a simple tea set that isn't hideously pink & battery operated! I'm perfectly happy for it to have some pink or be flowery, I just have an aversion to bright pink!
TheSurgeonsMate · 12/05/2013 09:38
wind up torch from ikea - really lights up to look under the bed for lost stuff
Happiestinwellybobs · 12/05/2013 09:50
ToysRUs do a good range - Just Like Home which is red, yellow & blue. DD has tea set, iron, microwave and cake set.
PseudoBadger · 12/05/2013 09:54
We have this tea set for DS, it's lovely.
pizzaqueen · 12/05/2013 09:55
Early Learning Centre has a blue polka dot tea set (£8) and a bright block coloured one (£8) my DS has one. They do other kitchen toys too with not too much pink and frills.
We have the toy Dyson which picks up with 'real' suction but he still prefers the real thing, and the batteries run out really quickly.
He also loves his tool box/bench to help daddy fix things.
alienbanana · 12/05/2013 10:01
It would be great if there was a Hoover that really worked!
We've got the Ikea tea set - very popular with all visiting children
TheSurgeonsMate · 21/05/2013 13:58
I bought I really useful looking broom, brush and dustpan set from Smyths yesterday, it is an utterly un-gendered German brand whose name I forget. The whole thing was a fiver, and as I said to dd, means she won't have to do her sweeping with a pastry brush anymore.
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