I love hearing what gifts other moms give to their kids. The bonus is hearing after a few months what toys were hits and what were not. I shared last week the hits and misses for my boys with my post for toys for my 7 year old boys
Here are the gifts my 3-year-old daughter received and our thoughts after a full year of playing with them.
Loving Family Doll House – This is a huge hit! I can’t recommend this enough. While she didn’t play with it a ton the first couple months, when she hit 3 1/2 and her imaginative play took off this became her favorite toy. She seriously plays with this every single day. We have a few of the accessory packs that you can purchase to go in the house. Hit
Sing Along Microphone – Another huge hit. This is the gift that was her favorite on Christmas Day. It immediately made an impact and she started singing Christmas songs and it really made Christmas morning fun. Hit
Sofia the First Royal Family – I thought she would like this because she likes the show but really she never plays with it. Miss
Alex – My Giant Busy Box – this is a great gift for any preschooler. We did all the crafts and I buy these whenever they go on sale or use a Michael’s coupon to make them a reasonable price. Hit
Melissa & Doug Stamp Pads – I am glad we have a these but we have 3 sets now and really could survive with 1 or 2 sets. I am going say Hit because we do use them even a year later. Hit
I was very happy with her gifts this past year. It is difficult with her because her birthday and Christmas are within 2 weeks of each other so she loads up with tons of gifts one time a year. I try to consider that she will be 6 months older in the summer and at this age that can be a big development and shift in what she wants to play. For example, the dollhouse was not a huge hit right when she turned 3 but 6 months later it was her favorite toy. Let’s hope I do as well this year.
Any suggestions for what to get 4-year-old girls?
Check out my Favorite Advent Toys that Kids Love.