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Sat Nov 23, 2019, 09:43 AM

My Granddaughter is coming into town for Thanks-day and she is 2.5 years old

any ideas for a gift? BTW she has more than enough clothes.

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Reply My Granddaughter is coming into town for Thanks-day and she is 2.5 years old (Original post)
Botany Nov 23 OP
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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 09:48 AM

1. A glockenspiel with mallets.

It's a real instrument, not an electronic gadget, and it's not too loud.

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Response to Beakybird (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:13 PM

14. Or a bag of whistles?

I don't know, I've witnessed many a parent being defeated by one of those things. Same as a piano.

I think something noiseless would be good.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 09:58 AM

2. Things my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter likes

Little animal sets, like a farm set, especially with horses.

Big LEGOs, I think they’re called Duplos.

Paint with water mats. You can get them on Amazon. They’re called Aqua Magic Doodle Mats.

I don’t know if she gets to watch TV but my granddaughter loves the Netflix show Spirit. It’s about a girl and her horse.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:01 AM

3. Plushies are good at that age

Especially if she likes Disney or something similar.

Books are a great gift too. Our daughter was really into books at that age.

Toys are always safe, as long as they’re not particularly loud.

We had our daughter listening to classical music. You could get her own boom box and some children’s classical CDs.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:02 AM

4. I have a three year old granddaughter.

I just bought her a stuffed Olaf (from Frozen) and she carries it everywhere. Also, Tickle Me Elmo has been a big hit. She also loves anything Daniel Tiger, especially the books! Enjoy your time with her 😊

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:11 AM

5. The best thing I ever gave my 3yr old granddaughter was . . . 'knock knock jokes'

Really. Her favorite:

'Knock knock
Who's there?
Boo
Boo Hoo?
[then granddaughter says]
Why are you crying again?
[granddaughter ]

Granddaughter liked that so much, she is prone to then say, 'Now you do that knock knock joke on me]

My reaction -

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:12 AM

6. Toddlers love

crayons and paper or coloring books and play doh. Hint for random play doh: let it dry and then it will sweep or vacuum up easily.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:13 AM

7. My advice:

Get toys, that are her age appropriate, that are things YOU like to play with.

She wants to play with YOU!

I have three grand girls, I like puzzles, blocks, crayons (supervision), play food, books...

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:25 AM

8. My kids, grandkids and great grandkids of both genders got a lot of play value from a play kitchen

set that included play cookware and foods. I have tasted more gourmet meals than you can imagine.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:36 AM

9. Books

Get books that can’t easily be torn. We read constantly to my twin almost-two year old granddaughters and they spend hours “reading” the books on their own.
Their favorites are some reproductions of colorful classic 1940s and 50s Disney books - Mickey, Goofy etc. When they do accidentally tear a page they will say “Dada fix it” since he has retaped some of the books numerous times.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 11:25 AM

10. Books, megablocks, play doh, chunky crayons, toys with

manipulative pieces ie shove the big square block through big square hole.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 11:31 AM

11. My daughter's favorite thing at that age was a hello Kitty umbrella

Go figure!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:01 PM

12. My grandkids favorite toy at that age was an old

push botton phone. The big clunky kind with big buttons. They loved the buttons and loved to pretend they were on the phone.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:09 PM

13. Lots of good ideas!

My grands like mega blocks, coloring books w fat crayons, paintbox to paint on printer paper, play doh, Little People toys, and big boxes to crawl in and make forts!! Or even pillows and blankets to make a fort and sit in to read books! They also like to bake w me-something easy like stir up a brownie mix or ice and sprinkle sugar cookies. The water mats are good too. I think Melissa and Doug make spiral tablets that are paint with water. Got some for the kiddos to use on a road trip. Found them at JoAnn fabrics. I hope you have a blast playing with your grand!!!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 05:36 PM

16. Home made play dough

Ingredients:
1 cup of plain flour
1 Tbsp. of cooking oil
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup of colored water ( 1 cup water with food coloring)
˝ cup of salt

Mix all ingredients in a non-stick pan or a well seasoned iron skillet. Stir over medium heat until it forms play dough, about three minutes. Let cool before letting the little darlings play with it.

It will keep indefinitely in a zip lock bag and in the fridge when not playing with it. Best of all it does not crumb or stain carpet as the commercial version does.

When my so was very young and had friends over, I'd ask the kid what was his favorite color and then go make play dough. I was very popular!

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