Jump to content

Does your 3 year old DD play with toys?


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#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

.

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.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Toddler pleads for return of "stolen" nose

A two-year-old's reaction to a game of "got your nose" shows it doesn't take much to make a toddler cry.

The 15 photos new parents share (and five they don't)

From the first scan photo to the baby covered in cake at their first birthday party, there are 15 photos most parents seem to share - and some they don't.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Breastfeeding friendly café goes viral

A photo of a breastfeeding-friendly sign in a cafe has been posted to Facebook and shared by hundreds of mums around the world.

First look at the Bugaboo Bee3

The newest Bugaboo Bee ? the Bee3 ? offers a variety of improved features, including a much asked-for bassinet and a rainbow of colour combinations.

Childcare costs, not paid leave, the real issue for parents

Given the choice between maintaining their wage for six months to have a child, or having a reduced rate of pay for a time but a better deal on childcare when returning to work, there are no odds on what most working parents would choose.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

We lost three babies in two years

Our first pregnancy ended the way we all expected it to - with a healthy, happy baby in our arms. What a true blessing he was, for we were not to know the heartache we were about endure.

Family turned back from doomed flight MH17

'There must have been someone watching over us and saying, 'You must not get on that flight,' says mother who narrowly avoided boarding the Malaysian Airlines flight which exploded in mid-air over the Ukraine last night.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Adorable Skeanie loafers for kids

Your little toddler or preschooler can now get their nautical on with a new range of classic loafers by Australian show brand Skeanie.

My baby is hypermobile

For months, I have been telling myself not to worry that Jasmin isn't crawling or walking. This week I heard the term hypermobile for the first time.

When you don?t bond with your baby

They say that there is no bond greater than the bond between a mother and her child. But for some women, the mother-baby bond takes more time and effort to develop.

Yumi Stynes: Having a baby after a 10-year break

After a long break, Yumi Stynes gets a reminder of the pain - and the pleasure - of giving birth.

Grieving father asks for help to Photoshop his daughter's image

When Nathan Steffel's daughter Sophia died from a liver condition at just 6 weeks old, he reached out for someone to create a beautiful image of his little girl.

Raising kids in a 'low media' home

Can you imagine a life without TV or computers? Some parents are opting for a low-tech, screen-free life for their kids.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

Dads meet their newborn for the first time

Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.

Skin safety isn't just a summer worry

Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

Creative sleeping baby photoshoots

See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.

DIY kitchen and food hacks

DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)

Winter warmers for babies and toddlers

Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.