Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Still time for Toys!!

With a week until Christmas, if you are still hunting for gifts for your kids or family members, don't worry there's still time!  You have to order by Sunday the 22nd to get it by Christmas.  Amazon has their 2 day shipping and LOVE their prime option.   Of course, I have my favorite list of classic toys every year to recommend- those that foster creativity and imagination like we do in Play Therapy. So I will post my faves again, but in the meantime, if you haven't checked out the great daily deals on, click below.  It's made my life sooo much easier to do my shopping online this year.


1. Blocks  
Blocks are huge.  EVERY single play therapy session I have, a child will build something with blocks and it almost brings me to tears at times to see how a quiet sheltered child, will all of a sudden create a huge masterpiece of a 'building' out of blocks.  I love seeing what can become of a plain old brown piece of wood!

Here is a good set at a great price (49.99$) Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks
2. Doll Houses
Now, for those moms of boys out there, I know you are a little apprehensive about buying a doll house for your son.  But the super gender neutral ones are great, and there are a lot out there now that are 'green' looking.  And your boys can use different 'characters' to play with in their house, and not dolls.  The less is more philosophy is best for the doll house, that way children can use even more of their imagination!

These are great wooden doll houses:
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Furnished Dollhouse (76.99$)
Ryan's Room Home Is Where the Heart Is (99$)
 Or this green one, super cute and comes with everything! Hape All Season House - Furnished (139.99)

3.  Dress-Up Gear   My 1st Career Gear Assortment Suit (37.99$)
4.  Kitchen Play

What home doesn't have a kitchen?  Children love to act out what they already have at home and kitchens are a huge hit.  Boys are chefs too and love to pretend they are washing dishes, cooking and grilling like their dad.  This one is a good gender neutral color as well and fits in small spaces.
KidKraft Vintage Kitchen - White (157.99$)

5.  Doctor Kit 
I know I have blogged about these before, but they are still one of the all time faves of my clients.  Kids LOVE using these doctor kits and my daughter still plays with hers a whole year later. 

What are your favorite choices this year??


  1. Hi Kira! I'd like to add our new site as a provider for many of the toys you listed. Thank you, Shannon
    We sell play therapy supplies and miniatures and are adding new stock daily. Please let me know if you have any questions.