anyone with 4 yrs old boys?
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Hi Dads n Moms,
I need ideas on toys, activities for a 4 year old boy. My little nephew will be coming to visit. I would like to get him a nice toy, or do something fun with him. Can you share with me what your boys like to play with? THanks in advance
anyone with 4 yrs old boys?
Depending on what things he like.
He would probably be happy to receive guns soldier figurines.
If you prefer smth less violent probably a set of cars would be good?
Lego or books would also do fine.
Toys- can buy dough and Lego cos can be used for your gal when she's older too.
Hope the above can help you abit.
wht about thomas train set or any train set ?you cld spend ages building different kinds of train tracks.
lego is also a great idea
you cld just do the same activities tht you have been doing with net..finger painting,reading,keeping icky caterpillars..hahhah
As a mum of a very active 3.5 yo, the last thing I wanna recommend are violent toys (guns, etc).
Activities my boy enjoys:
- Painting and drawing
- Finding objects in those 'spot the item' books (bought 1 book on Toy Story 3 just yesterday from Giant)
- Singing and dancing
- Wooden blocks/lego (build a house)
You can try making home made play dough for him to play (it's made from edible ingredients so no worries about ingesting it).
For me, when I bake cookies, I allow my boy to help shape/cut the cookie dough. He loves it!
How long will he be at your place?
Empty vessels make the most noise
THank mommies seems like all quite pro lego eh.. i think i will get him lego set. he will only be around for a couple of weeks.. we will b back in Ipoh .. n if you know Ipoh ermm its quite a dead town haha!
lego very small, n quite sharp.. from my own childhood experiences lahs.
you can try megabloks. bigger, better.
is it possible to find out from his mom what your nephew likes?
cos my 4 year old and his best friend of the same age prefer very different things/activities.
one can sit for hours to draw & colour patiently & create pictures with beautiful details while the other is simply obsessed with numbers and very much into boardgames like snakes and ladders.
but generally, train sets/ cars seem to appeal to most. i was about to suggest taking him to a playground until i read that you'll be in Ipoh, which i'm not very familiar with. some of my son's most enjoyable activities this jun holiday involves running amok with his friends at the playground, both indoor and outdoors.
p.s. forgot to mention - jigsaw puzzles that you can do together
my 4yo monster loves build with lego (in school) and megabloks (at home coz we dont have lego), love to mess around with playdoh, is obsessed with doing the numbered dot-to-dot activity, crazy coloring n drawing. sometimes he love to bang on his play organ set or sit quietly n play with his construction toys or drag his grandmother/grandfather to play ball kicking inside the house. Sometimes he will go for a ride in his motorised bike in the house. No patient for jigsaw puzzle, half the time i m doing it for him lol Love books to bits, which i am the one "suffering" sometimes he can be extremely happy just running amok in the house n screaming his head off *faintz*
So you see, a 4yo can do many things, have to find out what kind of things your nephew prefer. Is he an active or quiet boy?
i dont really know him sad to say dat. thats y i want it to be special so that he will remember his nice and thoughful aunty from msia. hahaha!! i havent got a chance to ask my sis inlaw.. as fr my bro he will just tell me the usual boys stuffs . i think they know am not working n dont want me to spend money on my nephew. But i only meet him once (when he was 7 mhts) we skype every now n then .. this is my 2nd time meeting him so i dont really know him...
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love" 1 Cor 13:13"
yup agree with TingTY~~~, those Megablocks sets horr, Baber can sit there and play for hours. GOOD!!!!
other than that you need to find out what cartoon character he likes, if not you buy oredi also waste $$$$
and their favorite cartoon character can change berri fast!!! Last week like Thomas, next week like Ben 10 that kind lOlzzzzz
Baber likes piano though...................the only "toy" that i havent bought for him coz its too expensive lOlzzzzz
he only got a chance to play at best denki stores those display sets