As parents we can see that our little ones can play with a doll and in the same day play soccer, build a paper house and set up a train set. If they have access to those toys, they will play with them.
If we offer our kids a variety of toys that are not necessarily legos for boys and barbies for girls, we also are giving them the opportunity to play, beyond the color and the gender. This is becoming more common everyday, and which is very positive for children.
If this year you want to add some color to your daughter’s pink room or help your son find joy playing with toys other than cars, legos and lightsabers, here are some ideas:
This medieval castle is the perfect sandbox for imaginative play (and great for those who love sandboxes like me!) . With this toy, your kids can build sandcastles, tunnels and anything they want to create. Recommended for builders 3 years old and up.
It can sounds a little bit chaotic, but up to 10 kids 3 years old and up can play in this ‘luxury house’ with accessories. Your family can set it up in the backyard, or take it on a trip during vacation time. It is great for birthday parties too. The Playhut Luxury house features a playhouse with attached screen room, roll up doors, a tunnel and a carrying case (in case you want to take it to the beach house).
The B. Zany Zoo Wooden Activity Cube
This product really encourages little minds to explore the world around them. This Wooden Zoo is full of great activities and a lot things to discover! On one side are windows with hidden animals, on another there is an alphabet with illustrated animal friends and more surprises in each side. On top is a wooden bead roller coaster. You may have seen this toy already at the doctor’s office or at school. Is a great way to keep the little ones busy and entertained while they learn and they discover new shapes, sounds, colors and words.
Add some adventures to the holiday break with this Arrow blaster that will give your kids a mission. The Blaster allows the arrows to go as far as 90 feet away. Perfect also for fans of Hunger Games.
This is a great gift not only for the Holiday Season, but for the rest of their lives. It requires a monthly subscription (19.99) and each month your kid will receive a cookbook binder, that can be personalized. Also, every month the kit comes with different options like ideas for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Salads, Soups, etc. Each kit contain 3 recipes, 3 foodie education pages, 3 games and activities, 2 kid sized cooking tools and a featured specialty ingredient.
No coding or special knowledge is needed to make music with this amazing kit. The product is a flexible mix of touch-sensitive keys and sensor inputs, that lets your kid create their own electronic sounds. How cool is that for a tween or teenager who is always trying to find new sounds and to make new music.
Recommended for ages 13 and up.
I saw kids playing with these tiles and I can say that they liked it. The colorful blocks snap into place with magnets and let the kids create different shapes and play with enthusiasm. This is the type of toy your kid’s teacher will recommend for sure.
For more ideas about neutral toys and great products for your kids please check our Holiday Gift Guide with
Gifts for Kids who love science and technology, for
Kids who love the outdoors, and for
Kids who love to create and paint.