What do your kids choose to play with instead of toys?
I'm asking because my silly toddler is obsessed with my voltage tester. lol. It's completely harmless, it's like a big plastic pen that beeps and lights up when you press the side... but I find that he is attracted to the weirdest things! It used to be a flash light...and there was a Tupperware dish..
When my kids were younger (under 3), we had the same issue. My husband and I often wondered why we even bought toys...now I remember, it was so they could play with the boxes! Now that they're older they actually play with the toys we buy...at last.
Mine all liked to play with the strangest things as well. He probably likes the volt tester because of the beeps and lights. My twins are now 22 and the oldest one still picks anything up that he can and will toss it and twiddle it, drives me crazy. I remember one time my youngest (he was about 1 1/2) was obsessed with my tweezer...for the longest time I did not understand this. One day I went into the bathroom and there on the counter were the tweezers and the light socket had a burn in it....Thank God he was okay and did not get and electrical shock. Never thought I needed a plug cover in the bathroom as it was high up. He had to have climbed on the counter while I was thinking he was napping.
I have seen my kids play with everything but there toys, blankets, and pillows for clubhouses!
My daughter is for more interested in playing with the TV Remote Control or our cellphones than any toy we have ever bought her.
Kids have a great imagination and a lot of curiosity. While you want to develop those things it is probably best that you teach them to leave things alone which their curiosity attracts them to like tools, etc. The voltage tester may not hurt them but what if the child decides to stick the prongs in an electical outlet because he has seen you do it that object? What if next time it is a saw or knife instead of a flashlight. The key here is not to make the flashlight off limits but to make it something that you say is all right for them to play with...to search their imagination by lying on their back and shining a beam of light on the ceiling...a light saber for the knight! WB
He seems normal to me!
Pots and pans
the light switches
I keep telling my daughter, her child has far too many toys for a two year old. She swivels the bar stool for entertainment.
Boxes, my kids liked the boxes toys came in better than the toy itself. One of my sons use to tie up all the dinning room chairs. I thought this strange, but then his younger sister, younger by 12 years, did the same thing. They both used ribbon and rope. The chairs became trains, blanket forts, or rocket ships.
Lots of kids now are playing a online games in some Social network Site.
Every year at Christmas my girls (5, 9) ask for all kinds of toys and never play with them... They have a Barbie doll house they haven't touched all year (they got last Christmas) and for some reason, they want another one?!
They love to dance and sing more than anything else... I find my 5 year old in the garage with me working on my motorcycle a lot of times... and my 9 year old is often times found on the Karaoke machine (or singing to online Karaoke songs)... I kind of find this funny considering they have a room full of toys... but, I figure as long as they are having fun and not doing anything dangerous, more power too em!
I remember when I was a kid playing inside the boxes more than with they toys that came in them LOL! I'm pretty sure that's normal... And yer kid playing with a voltage tester is really neat! Next thing you know he will be an electrician! Very cool if ya ask me!
Well I guess they play with toys, just not the ones that are meant for them .. they prefer the dog toys over anything.
My two year old daughter loved playing with her father, her father had done anything very interesting for her and we can be sure she'll throw a toy that she held when her father arrived. playing slide on his feet, jumping on his back, singing, tell a story .. even play games online together (although my daughter did not understand it).
My little girl spends her time playing sims 2 than back to playing Nancy Drew games on her computer.
My daughter likes to play like a mom for her brother, and as a wife for our neighbor's kid.
Kids usually pay with their hand and are very sensitive to red colors red and yellow. I once tested that out of curiousness; same ball black and red. the kid followed the red one in 5 test. I know its crazy for a kid to be a test sample but he is my brother and i gave him some candies(sugarless) after.
a large pan and a wooden spoon or several different sized card board boxes - loads of fun!
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