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I’m partnering with Kohl’s to share a handful of awesome gifts with you for your kids this holiday season! Rowan is just over two years old and is all about trucks, cars, and trains. However, I noticed recently he’s starting to do a little bit more imaginative play which is fun to watch and even more fun to do with him. I find I am able to help him imagine and make believe more lately…and I hope it opens up a world of fun for him that I remember enjoying as a kid. This year we are going to look for toys that help Rowan think outside the box a little – to stretch his imagination while keeping his favorites in mind. This year Christmas morning is going to be so fun since he understands a little better.
We were meandering through Kohl’s the other day and I noticed they are stock with holiday toys ready for gift giving season – with multiple price points and a variety of items for every age. Here are a few things Rowan has tried out from Kohl’s and what else we plan to add to his toy list this year. I also love that by purchasing toys or gifts from Kohl’s this holiday season you also will earn Kohl’s cash that you can spend at a later date!
Melissa & Doug
We are big fans of Melissa & Doug toys in our house. I love that many of their toys are wooden and come with the creativity and imagination of the child in mind. We have multiple M&D toys in our home and they are always a big hit. Rowan recently started playing with the Pet Vet Playset. I never thought he’d take to it the way he has. Every morning when he takes out all of the pieces and lays them across our living room floor where he takes care of the kitty and the puppy that comes with the set. It’s the cutest thing! I love that it teaches him to be creative and use his imagination to play, I also love that it teaches him servanthood and caring for others. It’s also a great opportunity for me to play with him. I am able to ask him questions like “oh, the puppy’s belly is hungry, what should we do?” sometimes he grabs the stethoscope to listen first, then gets him food. It’s the cutest! Another Melissa and Doug toy that would be fun for your kids would be their Deluxe Pizza & Pasta Play Set – it’s so cute!
We have officially started entered the world of Little People infatuation. Especially if trucks are involved. So, when I saw the Little People Work Together Construction Site I knew Rowan would love it. And he does. “Play construction site?” he’ll ask and so I help pull out all of the parts and pieces and then he spends so much time independent playing with it. It is interactive with sounds, singing, and he loves using the crane to pick up the boulders and drop them through the holes and tunnels into the little dump truck. Fisher Price has always had awesome toys for kids. Here are a few more that you might want to check out – Jurassic World Lab, Little People Disney Princess Magical Wand Palace, and Imaginext Batcave.
As I mentioned earlier in this blog post Rowan is really into cars and trucks. He especially loves lining up his little Hot Wheels cars. He uses a footstool in our living room and will pull his basket out from under the TV and then starts taking them out one by one and lining them up. After they are parked, he drives each one around the others and re-park it. We recently got the Hot Wheels Auto-Lift Expressway Set for him and he loves it! Now he takes and sends each car down the expressway then will re-park it.
For the kiddos in your life who love Disney, these toys are so cute! Especially the Rapunzel Castle and Toddler Doll Buildup!
We had been holding out on buying Legos for Rowan until we knew he was old enough to not eat them. With parental supervision, he seems to do well with them. I still wouldn’t trust him in a room alone with them – not yet anyway, he’s still so curious and tasting everything seems to be still one way he experiences things. But for me or Dusty to sit and play with him and build, that’s a different story. He loves that we’ll sit and play, we’ll ask him to find colors and pieces and he thrives off of our attention and being helpful in building things. We got the LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box Set – again, small pieces are included, so not for kids that are too little, unless you plan to sit and play too. They also have the Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Set and Lego City Arctic Air Transport Set. SO many fun options!
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