Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Picking Just One Toy

I caught this discussion on Amazon: If you could only buy one toy for your kids, what would it be?, and I have to say, it's been an interesting one to follow.

Sure, the premise is ridiculous. As one poster say so elegantly:

If you could only buy one food for your kids, what would it be? Now, that sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? Just as a child's body needs the nutrition from many different foods to grow up healthy and fit, so a child's mind desperately needs the stimulation and enrichment derived from many different toys and play experiences.

But still, the discussion has value. It's a source of useful ideas on what to get kids (a topic I'm always stumped on), as well as some fun ideas for play (a topic I'm always ready for more of).

Makes me wonder - if you had to pick your favorite toy to provide for your kid/niece/nephew/etc., what would it be?


  1. Anonymous10:24 AM

    "If you could only buy one food for your kids, what would it be? "

    Eggs or milk. Most doctors prefer eggs :)

  2. Anonymous10:26 AM

    Oh yeah, and to actually answer the real question. Lego! Lego has to be the most fun toy I ever had, as well as being great to train a lot of logic and motor skills. Get a few soft toys and brio for the really young kids, then just give them lego after that.

  3. Tomas -

    I'm with you - Legos rock! Our 1 year old got a big bag of something approximating giant legos and we've both been having fun playing with it.

    OK, maybe I've been having more fun than him...but either way, they are a winner.