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 Post subject: what are your kids into?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:45 pm 
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just thought this would be a fun topic to compare and contrast.

list your kid's age and what they like to play with or are interested in.

BabyPunk-just turned 2 recently

LOVES (ie is obsessed with) snakes (ugh), cars with wings (ie import race cars, not nascar, thanks to my husband)
i found this bag of plastic animals at the consignment store (which is where the evil plastic snakes came from) and she loves playing with those too.

she likes the idea of blocks but mainly we build stuff and then she takes the plastic animals and makes them go in and out of whatever we built.

she is literally ALWAYS clutching a plastic snake and a car. you cant pry them out of her hands. i call the snake her secuirty snake.

she has several stuffed animals she loves, mainly a small bear, a guinea pig, and a tasmanian tiger but they seem to have been semi tossed aside for the snakes

she likes bubbles and she likes me to draw chalk snakes and guinea pigs on our driveway.
she seems to love all sea creatures. mainly whales. if i want to get her dressed without a fight i have to go and find one of her many whale shirts. she likes fish and turtles too and recently dolphins after we got a dolphin book at the library. i dont think she has figured out what a shark is yet because she has called them both whales and dolphins.

she likes running down the hall and flopping on pillows.
she has a pull toy that is a hippo that she loves and drags everywhere. we bought it for another kid's first birthday and she commandeered it when i was wrapping his presents. oops

she DOES NOT like birds. she seems fine with the outside kind but wont play with a toy that is a bird. there were a few birds in the plastic animal bag and she refuses to touch them. my parents got her this cool tree stump with woodland creature stuffed animals sticking out of it and she hates the bird.

strange little kid.

she's not much for arts and crafts which super bums me out but i think it's mainly her sensory issues right now.

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3yo

Loves:
Play doh
Swimming
Riding the balance bike or on the back of husband's bike
Pretending to be a baby
Painting her body
Bossing other kids around
Climbing scary stuff
Real tools and "cleaning" stuff
Putting things in bags, taking them places, losing shiitake, and then losing her mind about it
Other people building things for her to play with
Watching strange children have fun on YouTube
Bubbles
Running, especially when being chased

Disinterested in:
Blocks
Pretend tools
Organized physical activity (but likes to pretend she goes to those activities)

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Anything anyone else suggests might be fun


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Sven, 3.5:

Likes:
- math, engineering and spelling iPad games
- watching movies and unboxing videos
- Play Doh/art time
- DIY stuff with real tools
- reading picture books and beginning reader books
- Magna Tiles and Playmobil
- picking out his own clothes
- splash pads (until there are bugs)
- drinking water from cups
- being sassy
- acting like a total jerk to his sister
- PBJs for every meal
- going to Whole Foods and buying peanut butter cups and kombucha
- begging to go to Music Together class

Dislikes:
- going to school
- public bathrooms
- all flying insects and thus the outdoors
- drinking water from a water bottle
- authority
- all vegetables
- actually attending Music Together class
- all our attempts to potty train

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Edie, 20 months:

Likes:
- going to the pool with friends when Sven is in school
- carrying stuffed animals, blanket and pillow everywhere
- puzzles and puzzle games on the iPad
- watching movies with Sven
- Bubble Guppies
- all food
- anything pink (sigh)
- getting dressed, dresses, shoes
- pens
- giving kisses
- pointing out birds and dogs

Dislikes:
- napping, going to sleep, staying asleep
- being beat up by Sven


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I think a lot of these are probably just developmental things. Jonah is still pretty young.

Loves:
food
keyboards and remotes (he has his own non-working ones)
being tossed or held upside down
banging on anything
chasing cats
being chased
looking at books about cats
emptying drawers, boxes, and cabinets
unstacking blocks
baths
riding facing forward (carts, wraps, etc)

hates:
swimming pools (too many people, I think)
riding facing backwards

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These are really funny.

Mandycoot- Sven and Music Together is Malka and all classes. Then she says stuff like "see what I learned in gymnastics!" What? You haven't gone into your gymnastics class in four months kid.


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Babynut 3.5

Loves:
Family (pretend play with friends or dolls)
Play doh
Doctor (mama, you look sick...)
Baking
Drawing, painting, coloring
Writing letters
Writing her name/watching someone write her name, friends' names, and family members' names)
Daniel Tiger
Timmy Time
Wearing dresses and picking out crazy outfits complete with socks when it's 80 degrees
Swimming
Balance bike/riding on mama's bike
Scooter
Stickers
Reading
Sidewalk chalk drawing
Swings
Sandbox
Dance parties
School
Yoga
Gonoodle
Panda bear milk (zen soy milk)
Pasta
Smoothies
Green peas
Counting
Bubbles
Building forts
Fake chicken
Vegan dad corn dogs
Vegenaise (I need more veganaise on my plate!!!!)
Hide and seek
Playground
Cats (dangling stick cat toy and they bat at it to endless giggles)
Taking bad pictures of mama with the iPad

Hates:
Sleeping
Combing hair
Cleaning up
Anything I suggest
Throwing things away
Waiting


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How could I forget the rock collection that she carries everywhere and freaks out about losing?
Obsessed with Magna tiles


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3yo

Octonauts
Daniel Tiger
Dinosaurs
Stuffed animals
Music (nursery rhymes and classical, instruments)
Art
Playgrounds


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Also, unicorns
Bubbles
Sand
Dress up


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R is 4:

Drawing, painting and pretending to write
Having books read to him
Watching cartoons or animal documentaries
Pretending to be characters out of books or films, especially if a friend plays along.
Sandbox play
Picking flowers
Running down hills, generally being outside.
Messing around with water, both outside and inside. This includes "washing" dishes and mopping the floor with way too much water.
Cars, trucks etc.
Baking, especially rolling out dough.
Cutting with scissors.
Watering - we had to tip a large plant over the tub last week because it was drowning...
Right now there is a lot of talk about his sibling (due in Sept.), mostly focused on all the things R can do that babies can't.

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Beet, 7, likes trains, long division, Queens Elisabeth I and Victoria, politics, the news, and meeting new people.

Raygold, 5, likes cosmology and earth science (he is like Carl Sagan reborn), Shaun the Sheep, Scooby Doo, and reading anything he can get his hands on, but especially science books.

Vax, 2, likes Putin, Thomas the Tank Engine (especially Gordon), and books from the Harry and The Dinosaurs series. Hobbies include trying to drink mom's beer and beating his brothers up.

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These are fun to read!

Inez (4.5) likes:
Seeing friends and going places
Helping cook/clean
Climbing trees
Laura Ingalls Wilder books (and pretend play based on them)
All the colors in the rainbow, but especially dark blue
Octonauts
Drawing & painting
Writing
Arranging things into categories
Building contraptions, usually by tying things together with string
The soundtrack to Frozen (ugh)
Bossing people around

She dislikes:
The color brown
Hair care (washing, brushing, etc.)
Our inability to read her mind

.............

Greta (20 months) likes:
Cats
Dogs
Removing her clothes
Copying her sister
Turning on the radio and dancing
Doing [whatever] herself
Didi!!! (her word for anything sweet and her life's main focus)

She dislikes:
Wearing dresses


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Giles (3 this month!)
Likes:
Watching TV - favorites are Little Baby Bum songs, Teletubbies, Sesame Street, Dinosaur Train, Thomas the Tank
Ipad - Fruit Ninja, Sandra Boynton interactive books, word/puzzle games
Playing with trains, cars, planes
Building with blocks, duplos
Play-doh, playing with stickers
Loves anything with lots of shapes - shape sorter, shape games, etc
Reading books, being read to
Jumping on trampoline, jumping off couch, jumping on parents, Bouncing on exercise or hopper ball, Bouncing in bounce houses
Pushing brother, tripping brother, taking anything away from brother
Laying in bed with pacifier and blankie
Paddling around in the river and ocean, finding shells and other treasures and gifting them to unsuspecting strangers
Going to the park, playing on playground
Spinning on computer chair
Playing Ball
Doing finger play songs, humming songs, listening to music (especially simon and garfunkle )

Dislikes:
Eating anything vegetable or fruit unless it is French fry and ketchup or raisin related
Using utensils
Having his diaper changed
Doing anything anyone asks him to do, or walking in the direction you want him to go
His brother
Talking

Sebastian 1 year
Likes:
Being read to
Being held
food in pouches
Anything his brother is doing
Music
Knocking over blocks (extra fun if brother is still building the structure)
playing with mommy's feminine supplies and other bathroom goodies and anything involving the toilet
unloading shelves, cabinets, cupboards
Brushing teeth
Bath time! (AKA poop in tub time!)
shopping, especially when being worn in a carrier (NOT sitting in the cart)

Dislikes:
Not being held or being center of attention
sleep
Food not in pouches or bottles
vacuum, mixer, blender, food processor
carseats


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haha yeah these are super-fun to read!! so:

Dahlia (6) likes:
drawing, painting, coloring - any art activity
reading absolutely anything
bossing little sister around
pretend play, especially involving castles
magna-tiles (yup, going on 3 years of obsession and probably $200 spent)
lacing/sewing activities
Lego
America's Got Talent (oyyy)
peanut butter
water play at the park/in our yard
Drunk Injuns (baaad name, I know, but she really loves that band)

dislikes:
cleaning up
her sister snuggling on me without her
putting her face in the water in shower or at a pool
any noodle dish (sigh)

Sierra (3) likes:
her big sister, above all else (she is very stoked with this whole school's out situation)
pretend play
cars and trucks of all kinds
dumping out toys but not playing with them
watermelon
endlessly whining for no reason
magna tiles and lego
playing dress up and spinning spinning spinning
my boobs
Elizabeth Mitchell and reggae
running at top speed at all times

dislikes:
sitting down for dinner
being told to stop running
going to bed


also, off-topic and maybe Pinko won't see this, but the mention of Laura Ingalls Wilder made me smile - partly because I loved the books as a kid but also I do work for her estate so if you wanna PM me your address I could send your Inez some goodies!!


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how did i forget play doh and books?

BP surprisingly is getting into Play Doh despite her tactile sensory issues. first it was just us being bossed around making snakes for her but my husband has gotten her to play with it herself.

she loves loves loves books and is in the stage where you read the same one 16 times in a row. i have been getting her early reader books about various animals because she likes the pictures.

she also likes dinos how did i forget that?

she enjoys bossing adults around

she loves water but swimming lessons were a horror show. im bummed i just learned the little public wading pool we went to last summer is closed this summer because of construction next to it.

she hates doing anything i suggest even if it is the funnest thing ever
she also hates sleep, going to sleep, staying asleep, and napping
she hates getting dressed or having her diaper changed

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So fun to hear about all the PPKiddos! I have to join in.

tiny wu likes:

Dancing (especially when wearing a leotard and skirt), both at home and at the ballet studio where I work.
Riding her balance bike
Swimming
Hopping on the trampoline
Painting and gluing
Reading books
Watching real trains; playing with her Brio trains
Using the food processor.
Owls, foxes, rabbits, mice, crocodiles, tigers, penguins, ducks
Nursing and talking about milk
Music school.
The beach
Small babies and discussing what they can and can't do
Excavators and dump trucks
Wearing hats
Playing in the play kitchen or with pretend food
Bubbles

Dislikes:

Other people--than me and Mr. Scandi-- touching her ("I not like Eamon to hug me. Not do that please, Eamon.")
Returning library books ("But I like it so much! I love it! I need it still!")
Sitting on her own chair to eat meals
Having her hair brushed
Me going to work. ("I miss you so much, Mama. I need my Mama ALL the time.")
When other foods encroach on her plain rice


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("I miss you so much, Mama. I need my Mama ALL the time.")


Oh man I would have cried so much the first time I heard this.

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Love these!

Stella, 9 months old:

Loves:
my boobs
bathtime
peek-a-boo
mushrooms and strawberries
food in general
pulling self up on every single thing, flopping down onto butt, repeat.
pulling all the things off shelves, tables, etc.
dropping food off highchair to watch it fall
zooming around in walker
crawling/chasing after ball
knocking down any tower we build ("I'll build it, you knock it" is what I say to her.)
Sticking her tongue out at us
My markers and sketchbook and phone

Dislikes:
Anyone besides Mom and Dad
Diaper changes
Wearing bibs
long car rides

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My Zoetrope wrote:
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dropping food off highchair to watch it fall

I always think it's so funny that they watch it fall. "Does gravity still work? ... Yup!"

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Audrey wrote:
also, off-topic and maybe Pinko won't see this, but the mention of Laura Ingalls Wilder made me smile - partly because I loved the books as a kid but also I do work for her estate

OMG, that is the coolest.thing.ever. Wow!!!

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TheCrabbyCrafter wrote:
Audrey wrote:
also, off-topic and maybe Pinko won't see this, but the mention of Laura Ingalls Wilder made me smile - partly because I loved the books as a kid but also I do work for her estate

OMG, that is the coolest.thing.ever. Wow!!!


It is pretty cool (my work life for the last 15yrs has been nothin' but Little House, a couple other childrens authors, jazz and theatrical stuff) but sometimes its outright weird how much I know about LIW, her daughter and their works. An entire wall of my boss' office is Little House books/products! Crabby, if books weren't so heavy to ship I'd send you guys some but with shipping you'd probably be able to buy them cheaper over there!


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Audrey wrote:
TheCrabbyCrafter wrote:
Audrey wrote:
also, off-topic and maybe Pinko won't see this, but the mention of Laura Ingalls Wilder made me smile - partly because I loved the books as a kid but also I do work for her estate

OMG, that is the coolest.thing.ever. Wow!!!


It is pretty cool (my work life for the last 15yrs has been nothin' but Little House, a couple other childrens authors, jazz and theatrical stuff) but sometimes its outright weird how much I know about LIW, her daughter and their works. An entire wall of my boss' office is Little House books/products! Crabby, if books weren't so heavy to ship I'd send you guys some but with shipping you'd probably be able to buy them cheaper over there!


Okay I'm totally in awe of your job!

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vegetalion wrote:
ScandinaVegan wrote:
("I miss you so much, Mama. I need my Mama ALL the time.")


Oh man I would have cried so much the first time I heard this.


Yeah, I managed since I work very very part-time and tiny wu stays with her dad, so I know they're actually having fun, not wallowing in a vale of tears. tiny wu has a flair for the dramatic.

And I forgot to say that she's 2 years and 8 months old.


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Phineas is 2.5. He enjoys:

Robots
Dinosaurs
Animals, especially dogs
Playing outside
Watching videos of people opening Kinder Surprise eggs
Balls
Curious George
Legos and Tinker Toys
Mickey Mouse
Reading
Talking about who has and does not have a penis
Walking the dog

Does not enjoy:

Bath time
Dinnertime
Making pee pee in the potty
Bedtime
Food with "seasoning"
All vegetables

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