My kids love Legos, tape, paper, boxes, Barbies, Pokemon cards, toy kitchen stuff, random building stuff, and a few action figures. They play boards and card games and jump on the trampoline.
Growing up, I mostly remember playing with stuffed animals and in the playhouse in the backyard. Lots of pretending. I collected teddy bears and my twin sister collected cats. My older sister collected koalas/Popples, my older brother liked chipmunks, my younger sister still has a large panda collection, and one of my younger brothers collected tigers. The other younger brother like Barney and dinosaurs.
So it was a thing in our household. My kids don’t quite get as attached and interested in stuffed animals. But they do have Barbies, and I wasn’t really allowed to have Barbies growing up. My mom didn’t like them being naked, which is fair, because almost all the Barbies I now own have built-in clothing.
I am surprised though that I didn’t play with Legos more when I was young. My brothers played with Legos, but I didn’t get interested in them until I was an adult. I only really like Legos when I’m following the directions and building exactly what I’m supposed to. So I can’t really touch them, since my kids just always make a mess of things.
What are your favorite toys?