As children we always had particular toys that were our favourites but most of us had a huge amount of toys that we really wanted but we were not allowed to have. Maybe we had played with them at a friends, maybe we saw them in a shop or advertised on the television. We then tend to buy things we always wanted for our children, some are great but others can be a big disappointment. The Top 5 list includes only toys which have been around for generations and have stood the test of time.
Lego is the ultimate construction toy. Although it can be expensive, there is no imitating it as it is truly the best. There are great things with Lego, you can buy general bricks to construct your own things, which is great for the imagination but also buy sets of things to make such as buildings and vehicles. It is suitable across a wide age range but does tend to be more biased towards boys than girls. The sets comes in a variety of sizes, meaning that there is something which will suit all budgets.
Play Mobil are plastic toys which tend to need to be put together before playing with. This is all part of the fun but they tend not to be able to be taken apart again. The toys tend to move which is good and they can be vehicles, people, animals etc. Each set will come with a person and they vary in size from just a person and animal to a huge pirate ship. The themes of the toys tend to be for girls and boys and so they are great for everyone especially as the smaller packs are cheap.
Barbie / Action Man
No top 5 list of toys could be complete with Barbie and Action man. They have been grouped together as one is obviously for girls and the other for boys. The attraction with these dolls seems to be that they can change in to many different outfits as well as the fact that they harness the imagination. With accessories such as furniture and houses for Barbie and vehicles for Action Man, you can play out all sorts of scenarios with them.
The good old teddy bear seems to be ageless. Every child has a soft toy that they like, whether it is a teddy bear in shape or some other sort of animal or thing. They are great for cuddling as well as imaginative play. The well made and designer bears, such as Steif still can be extremely expensive whether you are buying new or antiques, however, there are plenty of cheap and well made ones which are great for children to drag about the house, shower with love and get as dirty as they like.
All this list seems to be lacking is a board game. Monopoly is a classic in that it is great family fun and also educational. It is a great way to get all the family together and there is a chance that the children can beat the grown ups because as well as skill, there is a certain amount of luck in the game. It is also great for maths skills and for anyone wanting to own their own business or be an entrepreneur when they are older.