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providerandmomof4 07:15 PM 09-17-2012
Okay, so as luck would have it, or maybe some would think it unlucky, I have had mainly girls in my dc. The youngest in my family is a girl (now 5) so therefore I have an abundance of girl toys. I have a lot of baby/toddler toys that aren't gender geared, as well. But the issue is that I recently signed 2 boys (3 and 4 yrs) and today I signed two more boys (2 and 3 yrs). Now I have all boys except for my two babies. I'm thinking that I shouldn't make these little guys play with babies and barbies and pet shop. What do you all think? I mean I will have art/activity/learning time daily, but the majority of my free time toys in the bins are unfortunately geared toward girls. What are boys most apt to play with so I can invest? My son is 10 now but he was very sports oriented. He loved the small basketball hoop and would play with that for hours....any ideas would be appreciated
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spud912 07:21 PM 09-17-2012
My boys play with blocks, construction tools, play food, animals and dinosaurs (found at Wal-Mart in dollar bins), Little People, cars/trucks and books. Their main toys would definitely be the blocks, dinosaurs and books.
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juliebug 07:22 PM 09-17-2012
Hot wheel cars and cars in general, blocks, balls and my boys loved the kitchen
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Hunni Bee 07:46 PM 09-17-2012
We have seven girls and thirteen boys in our classroom now....the boys really love blocks, cars, legos, dinosaurs/animals and art stuff. The best thing you can do with boys is go outside really...
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rhymia1 04:26 AM 09-18-2012
Originally Posted by Hunni Bee:
We have seven girls and thirteen boys in our classroom now....the boys really love blocks, cars, legos, dinosaurs/animals and art stuff. The best thing you can do with boys is go outside really...
Yes!
But I recently got some dinosaurs that the boys love! Bit Tonka fire trucks are also a hit. Puzzles, blocks, etc. are also good.
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seebachers 04:51 AM 09-18-2012
my boys love to play with barbies and babies (because they never get them at home) and the girls love to play with hot wheels and construction items...........put a nice mix out and you will be surprised at what they play with. Everything is gender appropriate here
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daycarediva 06:20 AM 09-18-2012
Keep the dolls out! My boys love the kitchen, cleaning supplies, dress up, blocks, cars, little people. They spend hours making cities and then 2 minutes destroying it. Gotta love boys!
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seebachers 06:29 AM 09-18-2012
nothing is more cute than Godzilla destroying the block city by a boy wearing a tutu and a crown. Love it
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Provider_Manda 07:49 AM 09-18-2012
My boys (and girls) Love cars, trucks, balls and blocks...They also all play with play food. And they love the little people..I think I may need to invest in some dinosaures though
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Lilbutterflie 07:51 AM 09-18-2012
Our boys make do with whatever they have. Mine will play with Barbies; just mainly smashing them around and playing rough with them! Heehee.

They love blocks, legos, cars, animals, kitchen stuff when they are inside. Bikes, scooters, chalk, SAND BIN with cars/trucks when they are outside. Outside is the key with boys!!
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momofsix 01:02 PM 09-18-2012
Trains! Plus what everyone else already said.
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providerandmomof4 06:44 PM 09-18-2012
Originally Posted by seebachers:
my boys love to play with barbies and babies (because they never get them at home) and the girls love to play with hot wheels and construction items...........put a nice mix out and you will be surprised at what they play with. Everything is gender appropriate here
I wish I had a like button! This is great!
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