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What are your favorite plastic toys?

  • 1.  What are your favorite plastic toys?

    Posted 25 days ago
    Only using toys that can be sanitized with spray or in the dishwasher so have packed away everything wooden and plush. Now looking to add several replacement toys (plastic only). What are your children's favorite plastic toys/toy sets? Open ended play preferred but will consider anything you suggest! Classroom average age: 2 years old.

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    Aubrey Boyles
    Montpelier VT
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  • 2.  RE: What are your favorite plastic toys?

    Posted 24 days ago
    You should look at Lakeshorelearning.com   They have many plastic toys that are appropriate for your age group (i.e. large building bricks, soft play family people).

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    Gina James
    Teacher
    NYCDOE
    Williston Pk NY
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  • 3.  RE: What are your favorite plastic toys?

    Posted 23 days ago

    In my 2s class we have a large selection of the Playmobil 1-2-3 including people, vehicles, furniture and trains. They are extremely open ended and have a nice hand feel to them. Just to clarify, these are not the ones for older children with many tiny parts that come off. 



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    Lini Ecker
    CCNS
    Norwalk CT
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  • 4.  RE: What are your favorite plastic toys?

    Posted 19 days ago
    Thank you!!! I just checked out the Playmobil website and LOVE their 1-2-3 sets. I didn't know they made toys for that age group. I'm going to order some!!!!

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    Aubrey Boyles
    Montpelier VT
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  • 5.  RE: What are your favorite plastic toys?

    Posted 24 days ago
    This is going to be a hard phase for early childhood practitioners who love filling their classrooms with natural materials,​ textured toys, and soft play items. We have seen some softer  plastics available and you might want to look at food grade silicone toys. They are safe for children under 3. Whirly Squigz are one of my favorites. There are many other silicone toys that can be easily sanitized, as well.  Also look for things like sensory shapes and balls that are made from softer plastics.

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    Leslie Silk Eslinger
    Director of Education and Development
    Becker's School Supplies
    Pennsauken, NJ
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  • 6.  RE: What are your favorite plastic toys?

    Posted 19 days ago
    Thank you for the reminder about Fat Brain Toys. Whirly Squigz could be a great addition for my young group! And the Spoolz, Dimpl, and/or Teeter Popper also made by Fat Brain Toys.

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    Aubrey Boyles
    Montpelier VT
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