Some of my kids favorite toys
by William Fields
My children are boys ages 4 and 5. Their favorite toy right now is their Leapster. They like it because it looks like a Nintendo DS that some of the older kids in the neighborhood have. I like it because it has a lot of great learning games on it.
We also have a Wii. On the Wii they like to play Super Mario Kart, which can be a lot of fun. It is a great game for both kids and adults, so the whole family can play it together.
They are also really into Matchbox cars. I like them except they do get lost easily (the size) and the doors can break off if you have energetic little boys who bend them. Other than that, they are really fun for the kids, and it makes them run around and get some exercise.
They also love Monster Trucks, which again like the Matchbox Cars can break if they are being rough (which they always are). They like the Monster Trucks better than the Matchbox Cars, mostly because they are easier to grab and they don't lose them as easily, since they are a bit bigger.
My 4 year old's favorite toy is his Thomas the Train Set. This is a GREAT toy. It's almost all wood, so it is safe, the parts don't break off which can cause a choking hazard. He can spend all day playing with it. It also teaches them some motor skills since they have to put together the train tracks. It let's them be creative too, since they can set up the tracks and little houses and trains in different ways!
They are also very into Toy Story right now. We have gone through three Buzz Lightyears! They break rather easily in my opinion. It's a fun toy though and the kids love him.
We also have Woody, who is a little more stable, and Slinky Dog which is a really cute toy as well, it's very nostalgic. The kids like to drag him around the house. Those are the favorite toys in my house-although it may change next week!