A Few of Our Favorite Things


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In light of the upcoming holiday season, I thought I would share with you some of our favorite toys. I am a stickler for a good deal as well as a toy that won’t break right away, has too many pieces, is too hard to put together which makes the kiddos cranky or has no educational value. Now, when I say “educational value” I don’t mean that it has to actually be teaching a lesson but rather at the very least, working on fine motor skills or imagination.

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Over the years I have started to try to rotate our toys with the seasons or holidays. It has been an awesome way to eliminate the toys from overtaking our house and the kiddos rarely get bored with them since they seem new to them! I have fun finding themed sets to include in each different group.  My favorite is Playmobil which, if you are not familiar with them, are a building style set but unlike others on the market stay together much more easily. Because of that, you can actually play with the building after you build it!

My girls favorites (And some of mine as well:) are below:

FALL

School Bus
School Bus – Transport the children to and from school with the School Bus. Set includes four figures. The School Bus comes with front and rear lights and ample seating for figures. City Life Collection 
Country House
Country House – Equipped with a kitchen and living room. The couch can be converted into a bed. Country Collection
Baby Room with Cradle
Baby Room with Cradle – This is My girls new favorate! (We are in the process of adding to our Deluxe Dollhouse but their are just too many to choose from!) Sing lullabies to the little one in the Baby Room with Cradle. Feeding time is easy thanks to the dino-decorated high chair. Here, you can give the baby his bottle before changing his diaper at the changing table. During the day, the youngster can enjoy some playtime beneath the hanging toys on the play mat. When the day is over, rock the baby to sleep in the green cradle with hanging mobile. Set includes one adult figure, one baby figure, cradle, changing table, high chair, rattles, baby bottle, towels, mobiles, play mat, and lots of other accessories. Combine this set with the Deluxe Dollhouse. Dollhouse Collection
Haunted House Play Box
Haunted House Play Box – Super fun for some Halloween play! Just spooky enough for the little ones. City Action Collection


SUMMER

Camp Site
Camp Site – with reception area, kiosk with Café, sanitary facilities including washing area and a fold-able pop-up tent. This is our apsolute favorate of all the sets! You may even catch me playing with it from time to time. Its THAT COOL! Summer Fun Collection
Water Park with Slides
Water Park with Slides – The floating tube can be hoisted to the upper level using the tower pulley. Rotate the red octopus to create fun ripples in the pool. Can be combined with the PLAYMOBIL Water Park Play Area. Summer Fun Collection
Dog Park SuperSet
Dog Park SuperSet – Everything you need to take care of your furry friends.  City Life Collection

CHRISTMAS/ WINTER

Three Wise Kings
Three Wise Kings – The Kings have gorgeous clothes and container with gold, frankincense and myrrh with them.  Christmas Collection
Advent Calendar
Advent Calendar “Christmas on the Farm” – Head outdoors into the winter wonderland for some festivities! The Advent Calendar “Christmas on the Farm” with lots of animals contains twenty-four surprise items for each day leading up to Christmas. Once all the pieces are revealed, create a festive animal gathering with Santa! Includes backdrop, Santa, angel, and child figure, tractor, cats, dog, cows, sheep, goats, chicken with chicks, birds, trough, and tons of other accessories. Christmas Collection
NHL� Detroit Red Wings� Player
NHL Detroit Red Wings Player – NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. This was a MUST for us because we are Michiganders and the Wings are IT! Sports  & Action
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NHL Zamboni Machine – You can’t have hockey without a Zamboni! Sport & Action Collection


SPRING

Princess Fantasy Castle
Princess Fantasy Castle – With a grand staircase and a lot of rooms. The tower has a secret hiding place. With a jewelry box, tiara, bracelet and ring for the child. Princess Collection
Flower Shop Play Box
Flower Shop Play Box – Spring has sprung! What better way to celebrate the season than with a flower stand! City Life Collection

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