Jump to content
What was your kids most played with/used gift?
66 replies to this topic
Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:59 AM
Ours would have to be the Karaoke! My poor ears, but it was such a huge hit not just with our kids, but the visitors too.
Also the Furby was popular and the craft.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:01 AM
Sylvanians, she loves them but the whole lot got pulled out again and is now taking over the shoebox in which we live. Second would be Pictureka.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:02 AM
the lego... which is no surprise here...
2nd would be the remote controlled things they got from their dad.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:06 AM
DS - electronic scooter from grandparents
DD - Tankini which was used as gymnastic leotard, on waterslide and on all day waiting for pool to be set up (which couldn't happen)
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:06 AM
DD has spent the most time with a $5 Crayola colouring pack.
DS LOVES his Skylander game.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:09 AM
well both of them got PSP's so thats the most played with thing, but DS has been very busy building lego sets and DD loves her monster high dolls.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:10 AM
Star Wars Lego, probably just had the edge from the other stuff, not by much though.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:15 AM
DD - Her fijit and nail decorating kit.
DS - the wrapping paper and his push along walker thingy.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:15 AM
DS- cosy coupe, hot wheels cars, $10 walking robot
DD- a pink rattle
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:20 AM
My 2yr old DD ADORES her Giggleasaurus her dad gave her. And the dolls house went down well too. But not with the dolls that came with it, her dinosaurs live in it lol.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:21 AM
We got DS a trampoline and he loved it but he's upset today because its raining and we're not letting him go out on it right now.
He also loves the books he got. A Thomas the Tank Engine book, The Lorax and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He's such a little book worm. The Lorax is his favourite movie and we watched the Grinch on Christmas Eve, so he's really connected with the books.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:29 AM
Together? The trampoline.
Individually, it was the Skylanders Giants, the Spiderman racing car set, the enormous noisy Steam train set and the playdough.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:31 AM
Lego. Our son got the 1600 piece Lego box from his grandparents for his birthday (Christmas Eve) so that has gotten the most airtime over birthday, Christmas and so far today as well.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:32 AM
DD - her new hockey stick with glitter hockey ball (so her!) Smiggle stuff was pretty high on her list as well.
DS1 - the $1 slime in his stocking. His minecraft lego came a close second
DS2 - the slime and his new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. Minecraft lego also rather popular
All got ereaders that they like, but because the weather is nice, they are preferring to run around outside.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:54 AM
RoboFish were by far the biggest hit here for DD 4 years.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:01 AM
Trampoline was very popular until DD strained a muscle in her back. I feel so sorry for her because she keeps hopping on and then bounces, winces and starts crying. She really wants to bounce!!!
Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:03 AM
DD loves all her toys but the Hello Kitty cafe truck is a huge hit, as well as Lalaloopsy house and Peppa pig playhouse.
DS loved his lego, skateboard and Goosebumps books.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:03 AM
Big Pink - a doodle book and a Barbie wardrobe things
Little Pink - some write on wipe off practice writing cards, the Doc McStuffins playset is also a huge hit, not sure how long it'll be before the tiny instruments are lost though
Mr 13 - not sure, he is actually wearing a cheapo Big W T shirt I bought, that I honestly thought he'd sneer at as it doesn't have a name plastered all over it so I guess that is rating along with the Typo Ipad Case.
Edited by GoneWithTheWhinge, 26 December 2012 - 09:06 AM.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:11 AM
A little pop up tent/cubby. DD, nearly 2, has been playing in it all the time. And keeps trying to take her new little kitchen/oven/stove set in there too.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:12 AM
My nan gave DD1 a Dora wheely bag which is also a backpack. It was the hit of the day! Today's favourite is the Thomas train set but only because she hasn't yet spotted said bag!
Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:13 AM
DS spent most of the day building, playing with and redesigning his marble run. And reading the collection of UK comic annuals that the ILs sent him. Once he finishes, I can read them!
DD played with lots of things, but she really liked her fairy costume and the sparkly purse that DS got for her ($1 from the school fete white elephant stall).
Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:17 AM
Their iPad mini's were always going to be a big hit, but apart from that #1 loves his flick trick bikes, for #2 it's the Trash Pack scum drum and for #3 it's the Trash Packs.
They've had a variety of trash packs for a while and they still play with them often. We knew the new ones would be a hit.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:20 AM
DS 1 - loves his atlas and tram (6yrs)
DS 2 - loves his dinosaurs book and knights (4yrs)
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Today, on White Ribbon Day - and every other day - we're teaching our son to say no to violence against women.
If there is one thing the owners of Tillings Cafe can be certain of, it is that the eatery won't win the award for Britain's best baby-friendly coffee shop any time soon.
A woman who admitted to dumping her newborn baby down a Sydney drain has reportedly been allowed to give him a name.
Are you feeling used up by life's stress, family problems and a demanding job you can't turn off? Many people are way beyond work-life exhaustion. They are functioning as robots.
The world's biggest chocolate-maker says we're running out of chocolate.
A baby who was born at 23 weeks has survived her first week of life outside the womb.
It might sound like temporary insanity, but almost obsessive nesting as you near your due date isn’t uncommon – even if you’re not usually a particularly clean person.
The baby found abandoned in a Sydney drain may have been alone for up to six days without being fed, leaving many asking how he could have survived.
A child's excitement at Christmas time is a beautiful thing, but one dad ponders whether his toddler daughter is getting into the festive mood a bit too soon.
A new experience is radically altering men's views of childbirth.
Italian police have placed 12 doctors under house arrest on suspicion of promoting baby milk formula over breastfeeding.
Cara Simmons arrived at work to clean a large and beautiful house in time for a party planned for that evening. It was soon hers.
Every now and then your child does or says something that is truly memorable.
A few weeks ago, some dear friends of mine had their first baby. As the proud dad texted me a picture I had to fight the natural instinct to say “Enjoy every moment!”
Footage of Australian babies and children sleeping in their bedrooms are among the images on a Russian site showing live feeds from thousands of homes and businesses around the world.
Was there really a man who was actually there by his wife’s side as she laboured and gave birth to his child, all while he was making what he perceived to be meaningful eye contact with a midwife?
Tantrum Trolls are a small but growing species of predatory bottom-feeders who delight in picking on parents at their most vulnerable.
The death of children, siblings, and parents has long term impacts on the rest of our lives.
Love has nothing to do with mental illness. But love may drive a mother to do something about it.
We have a beautiful seven-month-old son, and his allergy rules our life.
A transgender man who breastfed his first baby - despite having his breasts removed as part of his transformation from female to male - has now had a second child.
A Canadian couple were slammed with a million dollar medical bill after their daughter was prematurely during their babymoon.
One in every five dollars spent at supermarkets goes on cigarettes or junk food, according to industry data.
There is no doubt mums have a right to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work, but one teacher in the US has taken it to the extreme.
We have 4 family passes to give away to see Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, touring Australia this December/January.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Top 5 Articles
To celebrate the release of PADDINGTON, we are giving five lucky winners the chance to win a family pass to the exclusive Australian Premiere in Sydney on December 7!
We were green and uninitiated, perhaps a little naïve when it came to the favourite toy responsibility.
She looks him up and down and then touches his chin, but baby Lindsey still isn't sure this clean-shaven man is her dad.
Medical experts say intense fitness routines can be done safely during pregnancy - if the mums-to-be follow some guidelines.
Are our hopes, dreams and expectations for our children what they really need?
Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.
Some dads-to-be don't miss a beat when their partner is pregnant; others struggle with a range of issues and can become withdrawn, right when their support is needed most.
Katharine and Kris Camilli devised a clever trick to immortalise their family and friends' reactions to their exciting pregnancy news.
"After 30 years on television, I had become what I despised: a painted doll who spent an hour a day and close to $200 a week putting on a mask."
I am secure, confident and strong, but the responsibility of protecting my children can almost bring me undone.
There are so many ways in which parenthood changes us as women, but one of the most noticeable, for me, has been the changing state of my emotions.
Baby Maia was conceived against the odds, only to find she was sharing a womb with an ominous "foreign body".
They say dog is man's best friend, but this playful pooch seems to have chosen a jumping baby as her number one buddy.
New paernts can get frustrated when their newborn gets fussy and can't settle down. When you're feeling overwhelmed, try some of these simple tips to help soothe your baby.
The data-lovers at nameberry.com have been at it again – this time, they’ve discovered the names that are continually rising up the ranks, ready to take out some top spots in the next few years.
Ideally, you want to give food that isn’t expensive to make, isn't too difficult to create, and freezes well; stews, bakes, soups and pasta sauces are perfect.
Some pregnancy products come to market and are just awesome. Others just leave you scratching your head.
A mum and daughter will continue working in the industry despite admitting they mistreated kids in their care.
How many weeks til Christmas?
Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.