Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Christmas 2012 Wishlist

Since I have had the question asked a couple times I thought I would put together a list of things that I would like the boys to have, if you were looking :) None of these have to be exact just approximate idea. Mega Bloks is the only name brand I do want because then it will fit with the rest of our Mega Bloks.
Mega Bloks Build 'n Learn ABC Spell
Mega Bloks Build and Learn - I like both ABCs (pictured above) and 123s so whichever, I like that they are educational since they can learn letters/numbers while building. I am sticking with the largest size of building blocks since Ri still puts everything in his mouth. Eventually we will move down in size to duplos, but not yet. Also from Mega Bloks I like the Town Rescue Center (pictured below) since Ais has been really into firemen and police cars (loves the sirens that we hear)
Megabloks Tub Town Medium Rescue Center
I have also sarted looking into peg boards like this one: Jumbo Peg Board. Something that can be used for colors, numbers, fine motor, and patterns. And tanagram type activities also for patterns, colors, and shapes: Beginner-Pattern-Blocks (pictured)
Melissa & Doug Beginner Pattern Blocks
I have yet to make more than Felt breakfast food so Soft play food is also on this list. Something like one of these: Lil-Shopper-Play-Set (pictured) , Picnic-Play-Set , or Fill-and-Spill-Picnic-Basket.
Earlyears Lil Shopper Play Set
Some other items I might suggest would be some sort of learning to dress toy like: Learn-Dress-Activity-Farmer , Rhythm instruments (like Hape-Rhythm-Set pictured below),  and a Bead Maze that also can be used for colors, numbers, and fine motor.
Hape Rhythm Set
Basically I am looking for items that are educational (or can be used that way), things that can be used with what we already have, little to no noise, and things intended for about age two - so both boys are able to play with them. Also things that are good for self directed play.

May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory
and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
Psalm 20:4, 5 (NIV)