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MumofTwoCrazyKids · 10/09/2013 23:03

What toys would you buy your child? Wooden/educational or plastic/noisy ones?

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AFishWithoutABicycle · 10/09/2013 23:10

Both. I hate the loud plastic flashy stuff but you can guess what dd wants...

DTisMYdoctor · 11/09/2013 23:36

What age group? DS had all sorts of beautiful wooden toys, but none engaged him in the way that flashing noisy plastic toys did!

dldl · 15/09/2013 22:19

I really dislike plastic noisy toys! I choose toys that I think will have a long play-span. For example, the toy kitchen which has been played with daily since DS's first birthday and continues to entertain any child who visits up to the age of 5! Nice wooden construction blocks etc. Timeless classics!

stargirl1701 · 16/09/2013 12:38

Both. I buy good quality toys.

Lego and Playmobil may be plastic but they are open ended and very good quality. A wooden wagon with blocks will generally last longer (and be played with by more than one child) than a plastic one. I do try to avoid flashing/beeping toys as I find they attract DD's attention but don't encourage sustained play over time.

cornflakegirl · 16/09/2013 13:40

I think that's a false dichotomy - plenty of plastic toys are really good, and most toys have the potential to be educational. Lego, Playmobil and K'nex are all brilliant.

We did have some lovely wooden stacking rings when the boys were small - they were great, but nowhere near as versatile as the plastic stacking cups!

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