Christmas help

Discussion in 'Santa's Grotto' started by Missyme123, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. Missyme123

    Missyme123 Well-Known Member

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    Hey all fellow Santa grotto people .. it’s that time of year again.. yay!!
    So straight to the point, anyone else have young kids who just won’t play with toys..

    Mine will play on the iPad for half hour after tea.. but when they aren’t on those awful things. They will play in the garden or just pull the toys out and leave them laid on the floor and won’t actually sit and play.

    any help or advice and tips on getting round this. Or what you buy when your kids don’t play with actual toys would be very welcome

    thanks everyone :D
     
  2. monkee12

    monkee12 Well-Known Member

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    My son… he won’t play with toys, he only really likes gaming, his birthday is a month before too so I have double the amount to get which doesn’t help when he doesn’t like or want anything
     
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    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    It is so tough when they stop playing with toys but are too young to appreciate things you'd give teens/adults. I think it depends on what they are in to, ds1 was big in to games and I didnt want to just buy gaming stuff which made it quite tricky, while ds2 was really in to his sports so I'd get things to do with that. Even now ds2 is a pain as he never knows what he wants himself.
    Thankfully my others still love their toys.
    How old are yours? Boys or girls?
     
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    Rags Mother of 1 boy

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    They play outside, is there an option for something a bit exciting for the garden?
     
  5. Phantom

    Phantom Mommy

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    My oldest has never been that into toys. It's so hard. At least this year he has a gaming system so I can buy him a game. Do they collect anything? Or have a favourite show or something to start collecting things from?
     
  6. Missyme123

    Missyme123 Well-Known Member

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    Aw it’s like my kids don’t even know what they are into.. they change their minds too much. The twins are only 5! Iv never known this with my oldest kids! It’s driving me mad I go in the room and look around and think I could get rid of all the toys and they wouldn’t bat an eye! Xx
     
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    Missyme123 Well-Known Member

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    They change their minds too much. And find the collectible get opened and then just sit n a draw.. until I have a clear out.. I’m so stuck this year x
     
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    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    Could you do some experience gifts, like zoo/cinema memberships? Art supplies. Board games. I'm doing all mine a book box, so each one has a theme based on the book, the youngest has the new Christmasaurus picture book, some wooden dino stackers, a cup, chocolate (older ones will also have hot chocolate) a cuddly dinosaur and a dinosaur pop it. Last year they mad movie night buckets so they each had a large popcorn bucket with a dvd and snacks in.
     

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