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#1 jobo77

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:56 AM

I am going to a discussion group next week and for "homework" I have to take pics of my DD playing with toys. I thought that would be easy until I realised that she doesn't really play with any! She will occasionally have a little game with her teaset or her dollhouse and sometimes her play kitchen but it isn't every day and never lasts long - she would prefer to play chasings around the house, colour in, read or put on ballet or wiggles music and dance around. And watch TV of course  rolleyes.gif
So, do other 3 year old girls play with toys? And if so, what sort of toys? If it was about my 21 month old I would have no problem - he just loves toys, especially cars and plays for ages with them!

#2 akkiandmalli

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:58 AM

probably not what you want to hear but my DD and DS were exactly the same at that age... still at 6 and 4 they are the same. DS will play for hours with toys where as DD like drawing and creating things..


#3 Ice Queen

Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:06 AM

My DD does play with toys but fairly specific.  She will play tea sets for hours, babys with her toy babies, babies and soft toys.  She sets up picnics and puts them all to bed, feeds them, that kind of thing.  Hasnt shown much interest in her dollhouse.  She will play lego and blocks but usually for a set amount of time and them wont do it again for ages.  It took longer than I thought it would whereas DS at 11mo already loves his toys.  DD as a baby/small toddler had no interest in toys.

#4 BornToLove

Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:06 AM

DD isn't quite 3 but she really loves pretend play - play kitchen, dress up, dolls, teacher, etc. she also loves helping me and some quiet games like books, puzzles and some games (memory, eye spy, etc).

#5 bambiigrrl

Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:11 AM

my 3yo dd is really into her my little ponies at the moment, she groups them together and they have mini weddings with her doin all the voices, sooo cute:) Definatly more into role playing and creating stuff though..

#6 CupOfCoffee

Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:11 AM

My daughter loves playing with toys, right now she is playing with her soft toys.  She loves soft toys (generally the smaller ones), she will carry them around the house and play with them everywhere.

She also loves her dollhouse, toy kitchen, lalaloopsy dolls, Lego, trains, figurines, old boxes (which become beds, cars, houses etc...

She also loves craft (scissors, glue and paint make her very happy).

Although Ipad is her favourite toy of all.

#7 Elizabethandfriend

Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:19 AM

Neither of my children (DD 5 and DS 2) play with toys a lot.  DD makes up her own fantasies and household items are used as props.  DS likes to figure out how real things 'work' so his favourite toy is the remote!

#8 Canberra Chick

Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:16 AM

DD is 3.5 yo and plays with her tea set and toy food, duplo, cars, trains, does role plays with her cuddlies and dollies (mostly involving Snow White or pirates), does dress ups (lots of dress ups) and 'reads' her books. She does have an older brother so maybe that changes things?

#9 steffijade81

Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

DD is 2.5 and is hit and miss as well. She likes her toy kitchen sometimes and shopping trolley with food etc but mainly likes to colour in, stickers, craft, and helping me with whatever Im doing. I find myself saying alot of the time... Mummy's doing this, you have a million toys, go play with some... but she'd rather clean with me or help cook. She also loves puzzles, bathtime and dvd's. She is obsessed with small stuffed toys and sleeps with a dozen in her bed at night and has to take one or two if we go out somewhere. She also doesnt mind blocks occasionally but as for regular toys like her little people or dolls etc, she's not much interested.

#10 Excentrique Feral

Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

My DD was just like this and she hasn't changed. Sadly she gets bored easily and drives me up the wall at age 7! The only toy she ever really played with was her fisher price doll house when she was 2. She much prefers to colour, paint, play computer games (which I don't allow much) and watch tv.

It baffles me because I was the type of kid that spent hours and hours every day playing with toys.

#11 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

yes, she plays with cars, puzzles, books, her teddies, dolls, toy phones, trampoline etc etc

#12 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:33 PM

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Edited by lifehacker, 13 January 2013 - 12:24 PM.


#13 belbelchic

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

miss 3, plays with stuff toys, puzzles, play dough, balls, cars, trains, lego and blocks, train set, drawing, i sometimes catch her playing with the dollhouse at childcare, (something im getting her for christmas.)

#14 My-3-Pinks

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:49 PM

Miss 3 goes through stages of playing with her toys and would prefer if I (or her sisters) play with her.  I recently did a big clean up of our rumpus room and she has rediscovered all the baby dolls and their accessories so is quite enjoying role play with them at the moment.  She also loves those little plastic zoo/farm animals, duplo, lego, puzzles, Fisher Price Little People, her toy kitchen items/cash register in the cubby, My Little Ponies, Littlest Pet Shop,  playing with a ball and the trampoline and any craft activity.

#15 Lucygoosey1

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:51 PM

Yes, my almost 3 year old plays with puzzles, books,  doll house, pretend food, cubby, sand pit, dolls & pram,  dress ups.  Her favourite at the moment is colouring in & craft- but it's something she doesn't have free access to.

#16 emjrose

Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

Yes, my 3.5 yr old DD enjoys playing with her duplo, collection of WOW toys, play doh, dolls and toy kitchen. She is always asking myself or DH to play all of the above with her though.

#17 lozoodle

Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

Yes all the time, though often leads more towards the imaginative play side of things and usually involves her sister in it too.




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