I also weeded through our collection of toys, throwing away the little plastic junk toys and donating the ones they have outgrown. I've kind of got things down to a box of trains and cars, an area with dolls and accessories, wooden blocks and legos, their small collection of stuffed animals, books, their art supplies, board games, and then one basket with odds and ends. From now on, I'd like to avoid any plastic and most electronic things. My goal is for them to forget the Wii and computer completely! Right now they have a 30 minute limit for the day.
I wanted to expand their play time, so I purchased these two toys yesterday:
They were both good investments, although I wish now I had waited and bought a wooden marble run.
For Christmas I'd like to purchase a wooden tea set and a wooden Noah's ark. Does anyone have any good suggestions on where I could get those?
My goal is to have toys available to them that help expand their imagination and be somewhat learning in a fun way. Do you have any suggestions?
Oh, and I'm sorry I didn't do my prayer flag tutorial this week. I'll have one ready for next week, I promise! :)