It is my wee daughters 3rd birthday in a months time so I am on the hunt for presents. She wants toys, not clothes. A scooter, like her friend Amelia’s and it has to be red.
Searching for toys started me thinking. Many toys that are aimed at 6 months and above look babyish but their functionality is actually aimed at the older toddler or preschooler. Any mother of a toddler knows that counting and learning letters are learnt properly from 2+ and the alphabet is not learnt until around 4 years old.
A friend of a nearly 4 year old absolutely adores her Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Teaset. It’s recommended age is 6 months+, so most mums of children over 2 years would actually by pass it. Yet, it is preschoolers who are all into imaginary play and organising tea parties with their teddy bears. So it is ideal. I am sure the people at Fisher Price are trying to capture their eager market early on but by doing so are actually missing out on their captive market.
Our children grow up soon enough so fun toys are in my little ones birthday basket.