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    Default Your 6 year old

    My SDs have broken all their toys (not 100% their fault) so only have my DDs toys to play with. SDs are 5 and 6 and I'm not sure what sort of toys to buy to entertain them. I know their general likes (dolls mostly) but need some inspiration.
    I don't even know how they're supposed to play? They're quite destructive girls.

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    Lego is good and hard to break (I think I have stepped on at least 100 pieces in my time and any are yet to be harmed or broken in any way...the skin on my foot on the other hand....).

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    Dress up box - just chuck your old hats, shoes, a couple of strings of beads, scarves etc..or go all out and pick up some cheapie dressups from Kmart.
    Take the girls to an Op Shop and they can pick out what they want?

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    What about some loose parts (milk crates, planks of wood, ropes, cable reels), or teaching them to use tools properly...giving them some old electronics and a screwdriver. Maybe they'd enjoy pulling hints apart and learning something in the process? Or building something that they can knock down again and rebuild.
    If they prefer small-scale or indoor stuff then legi's a good idea...or anything similar (k-nex etc.), or play dough.
    Do they like sports? Balls have endless uses... Or a spot outside that they're allowed to dig up?

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    Make playdough! Never gets old. My kids get one colour each - I make it then divide it and add colour, you can add glitter or essential oils and a couple of rolling pins, some cutters and they'll be happy for a while.

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    These are all awesome ideas, thank you! (And please keep the ideas coming haha)

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    Hey… if you don't mind me asking, are you an older member with a new account?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post
    Hey… if you don't mind me asking, are you an older member with a new account?
    Maybe shh
    I feel like a new member, it's been a while I don't remember how to use this place haha

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    I have a just turned 7 yr old (2 weeks ago)

    he enjoys...

    - lego
    - imaginary play with Schleich animal toys
    - board games
    - uno
    - chapter books
    - imaginary play with pirate ship and figurines
    - interactive atlas and globe
    - non fiction science books
    - remote control cars
    - balls and sporting equipment
    - dinosaurs
    - chess


    ^^ those are what gets used most frequently. Oh and his bike and scooter. I think it depends on the kids. My ds is still very into imaginary play and could turn anything into a game (he makes his broccoli into characters at the dinner table )

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