The presents have been unwrapped, the stockings have been emptied. And, the winners this year in our house are the wooden toys!
My preschool daughter received a Melissa and Doug Gleeful Garden Wooden Bead Set from Santa and has since spent hours and hours making beautiful necklaces for all the family members and then disassembling them and making more. This is by far her favorite gift (and maybe the least expensive one, too). Who would have guessed?
Santa brought the little guy a Rainbow People Mover from North Star Toys and he has enjoyed pushing it around the house, making the vroom sound and tossing the colorful people out of their seats. (His sister has tried to steal the toy several times, too. She likes to sort and count the people and drive them to pretend destinations.) North Star Toys (www.northstartoys.com) is a great source for simple, non-toxic, American-made wooden toys. I won ours from a blog contest at 3 P's Mama Says, but will be keeping the company in mind for future baby gifts.
What were your kids' favorite toys this Christmas?
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