Shannon is hosting a themed WFMW this week. The topic is tried and true toys that would make a good addition to a child’s Christmas wish list.
I have to admit, that after two girls, and all their Barbies and Barbie accessories, I am enjoying the change of pace that an addition of a boy to the family is giving us.
Jensen is all about anything with wheels. And as you might imagine, he uses any and all things with wheels to mow down unsuspecting sisters and their Barbies.
Most days, it’s a virtual Mattel blood bath.
One particular product that Fiddledaddy bought for Jensen this last year, was a GeoTrax set. These are sturdy tracks with hills, turns, and a station, for a remote controlled train.
I scoffed. Until the two boys in our house set it up and Jensen has spent many many hours playing with it. And people, the thing is virtually indestructible. As far as storage, I throw it in an under-the-bed storage box with wheels (which too, has caused concern for Barbie and her entourage).
There are easy additions and extras that can be purchased for the original set (which costs about $50.00, I believe.) And I’ve seen extra parts at garage sales, as well.
As a mother of an overactive 3 1/2 year old, it’s a great toy. It’s sturdy, and lets a child use his (or her) imagination. His beloved Hot Wheels cars have been known to catch a ride in a box car or two.
For more Christmas toy ideas, head over to Rocks In My Dryer.