We already have a Nintendo Wii with several games... they don't need more games for now. Kass and Kam both have iPod Nanos and I'm really against the idea of portable video game systems. In the playroom they have a television, karaoke machine, DVD player, air hockey table and a ton of toys including a race track, tons of Littlest Pet Shop stuff, and of course a million Groovy Girls in a big doll house. They have WAY too many books. At my mom's house they have a play kitchen, vanity set, tea set, and lots more little stuff.
Kassidy is 9. She likes Hannah Montana, High School Musical, and she occasionally plays with her Littlest Pet Shop stuff. She's not into Barbies, could care less about clothes for the most part, and is not extremely girly. She likes music, Spongebob, iCarly, and reading books. She occasionally enjoys coloring.
Kameron is 7. He likes Transformers, but has most of them. He says Spiderman is his favorite superhero, but I can't remember the last time I saw him play with any of his Spiderman toys. He has hundreds of little toy farm animals which he plays with often. He likes cars a little but has tons of those too. He hasn't played with his race track since last year. He loves to draw and make up stories. He likes Spongebob, music and reading books.
When Kassidy and Kameron play together they mostly play pretend with stuffed animals... which they have a lot of. They especially like these Tots which were prizes in kids meals from Sonic. Seriously, it's ridiculous how much they loves those things.
Kennedy is 4 1/2. She LOVES Groovy Girls (duh). She has over 70 though... she has most of the accessories but not a ton of clothes for them because 1. I can't stand seeing naked dolls everywhere and 2. she doesn't have the fine motor skills to dress them herself. She also occasionally plays with other baby dolls which she rocks and feeds and puts to sleep and then leaves them with me to babysit! HA! She likes Elmo and Wow Wow Wubbzy. She loves Spongebob and music and books and of course all things Princess.
Keeghan is 18 months. He is ALL boy. He loves trucks and books and balls and ELMO. He loves to bang on drums but already has 3 or 4. He has tons of peek-a-blocks that he rarely touches. He likes music and toys that light up. He dances at the first sound of a beat. He likes Dora and Diego and Yo Gabba Gabba. Really though, his most favorite toy is me. LOL
When he and Kennedy play together they usually play with the musical instruments. Keeghan's even been known to play Groovy Girls with her until he slobbers on one and she takes them away and calls him naughty. They like to play ball together and of course watch Elmo together.
So here's what I have already (or at least have plans for): My friend Jenn is making Kennedy a bench/toy chest for her Groovy Girls. She hand paints them and personalizes them. This will be Kennedy's big gift. I also got her this little toy laptop that her friend Kaylond had and she really liked. I think she'll enjoy pretending with it. I also bought her the Bride and Groom Groovy Girls
I bought Keeghan Elmo Live, the newest Baby Signing Time DVDs.
Kass and Kam have nothing so far. I'm clueless. The only thing Kam has even mentioned was the Crayola Glow Board which I think my mom is getting him. So HELP!!!! LOL What cool new products have you heard of out there that fit my kids' ages? What are you buying your kids?