One of my favourite things is to watch my kids play together. Alone, they can charm me, absolutely, but together they are a force of love and nature to be reckoned with. Watching them figure out how to get along, listening in on conversations and giggles – oh, this is something totally different.
It’s always nice to find toys that my kids can share and enjoy together. Our latest discovery came courtesy of Fisher-Price, and a happy one it was. The funny thing about spring is how there is so much to get out and do…yet, without warning the clouds come in, rainy days arrive and we still want our kids to have fun. Lately we’ve had our share of rainy days, and sadly sick days too.
What better way to pass the time when the kids are sick and the weather isn’t cooperating than with a few carefully chosen toys?
First off was this impressive specimen.
Now, honestly, tell me this isn’t the coolest thing you’ve seen? We’ve always been very impressed with this line of Imaginext dinosaurs – our son loves them and they are great for pretend play. They always have a little action or something they do, enough to intrigue the kids, but at heart they’re a great, sturdy toy for make believe. This one is no different – it comes with cool accessories, growls convincingly and (to my seven year old’s utter delight) shoots a couple of makeshift spears. Oh, yes, they are having fun with it.
And a new dollhouse joined our neighbourhood (we already have a larger Fisher-Price house.) We love seeing these two side by side. It’s interesting to see the differences, and we’ll enjoy watching how she play with both. One feels a bit like it is for older kids and challenges her to balance the little figures as she plays, the other offers the comfort of matching with all her Little People. She likes them both, and within minutes had them side by side, with other toys blocking all access to her little hidden neighbourhood.
Again, we are finding that they are able to share their Fisher-Price toys and play together. What a blessing.
We love that they have found common ground. We certainly waited long enough for it. With kids four years apart, it took some time for them to find their groove beyond sweet babe and doting older brother. Those were sweet years indeed, but now we are in a whole new world. Now we have whispers and plots hatched in secret, giggles and knock knock jokes, noisy games of chase. I will always miss each stage as we leave it, but the rewards are worth it. Watching them share time, toys, secrets and laughter is priceless.
“Disclosure: I am a Fisher-Price Mom and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”