In this day and age of complicated electronic devices, some would argue that the best toys toys are still the simplest. Toys like plastic dishes, which kids can set on a table and pretend to cook and eat with. Sets are available that include plates, bowls, glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans. For added appeal, you may want to opt for a set that is brightly colored.
I like how colorful these are – I bet my kids would have fun with them:
Kids toy dishes pictured: 27 Pc Cookware Playset – Primary
These kinds of simple toys are also usually very reasonably priced.
Kids love playing with walkie-talkies. I know I did when I was young. I assume that most toy walkie-talkies made nowadays are better then the ones I played with back then. They are definitely smaller now, and they have digital readouts and antennas that are less likely to break. These are great for playing police, fireman or spy. Make sure the walkie-talkies you get are sturdy, because kids do tend to drop them.
The walkie-talkies I had with were very clunky. I wish I would have had these to play with when I was a child:
Pictured: Cobra MicroTalk Walkie Talkies – 25 Mile Range – Police Black
Like their name implies, lap tables are meant to be used on or over a child’s lap, depending on the model. Some have sides while others are more like a tray. These types of tables are great for kids that love to draw – this way they have a hard, flat surface for creating their art anywhere they go. Some models have a storage area built-in, in which your child can keep pencils, markers, paper, and other art supplies.
I think kids would like the color of the model below, and I like how it opens up:
Lap table for kids pictured: Storage Folding Lap Desk (Frosted Blue) (2.5″H (7″ open) x 17.5″W x 13″D)
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