In our house, toys better be sturdy to stand up to two rough and tumble boys.
For the past five years, these are the toys that have passed the test of my twin boys.
I’ve had one of these in my house for the past fifteen years or so. My oldest daughter, now 18, had a version when she was young.
Currently, we have a pink version in our garage. The boys didn’t mind the color -it served just fine as a getaway car.
Keep your eyes peeled for these at yard sales and thrift stores. If the colors are faded, there’s all sorts of tutorials available for customizing your child’s coupe.
I’ve been a huge M&D fan for years. Their quality products are well loved in our home.
My husband picked up this easel for a steal at a local Goodwill, and we’ve been using it for school for all three children.
My grandmother picked this table up for us while she was shopping the worlds longest yard sale. It’s been gracing our back yard for about 4 years now.
We used it to transition the boys from high chairs to a regular table, craft projects, and impromptu picnics and fun in the back yard.
A bike with no pedals? Weird, huh?
Not around here. Balance bikes grace the walls of our garage, instead of standard bike with training wheels.
You’ll see my kids zipping up and down our streets. Rachel outgrew her balance bike, then went straight to a standard bike with no training wheels.
The boys will be ready to move up to a standard bike by the end of the summer. Don’t forget the helmet!
Even though I’m not talented, I love to introduce my children to lots of music. We have a giant box of musical instruments that the kids love to shake, rattle and bang.
Our favorites include:
Don’t miss these free resources to teach music to children over at The Homeschool Classroom.
7. Wooden puzzles
These are great for teaching so many things: shapes, fine motor skills and more.
Need a durable toy to keep your little boy (or girls) occupied at the doctor’s office, during church, or on a long car ride?
We love Magna Doodles around here. The kids get to draw and practice letters, totally mess free!
9. Plasma Car
Do your boys need to blow off some stream? Let them expend some energy with a Plasma Car — even adults can take a spin!
I picked the kids some Anamalz for Valentine’s Day this year and fell in love. They are made from wood and have bendable legs. The boys’ favorites are dinosaurs, but we also have horses and a rhino, too.
I’d love to hear your ideas for boy proof toys! What has lasted in your house? Be sure and leave your thoughts in the comment box!
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