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amother




Mustard


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 12:42 pm
If I were to open a (legal!) 2 yr old playgroup in Lakewood, what toys would I need to buy? I would be starting with not so much. What are the best toys to have? What are absolute musts and what are those that are not musts but super nice to have? Include things like kitchen sets. (And imagine I have a limitless budget.) Besides toys, any specific other materials or furniture that's useful?

Thanks!
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flowerpower




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 12:45 pm
Lego
Hard paged baby books
Kitchen set
Dolls/ cheap strollers
Magna tiles
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mha3484




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 12:54 pm
Duplos/Megablocks
Toy animals
Dress up costumes
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amother




cornflower


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 12:56 pm
Toy cars with a garage
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mha3484




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 12:58 pm
Also outdoor toys assuming you will have outside time. Cozy coupes, big wheel bikes etc,
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amother




cornflower


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 1:02 pm
mha3484 wrote:
Also outdoor toys assuming you will have outside time. Cozy coupes, big wheel bikes etc,


It's also nice to have some indoor climbing stuff. Like this https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lit.....gICr_D_BwE

Kids this age like little hideaways like this. I would put a big mat underneath.
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mom of three bh




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 1:03 pm
trucks, huge trucks, can never have enough! also toys that sing and make lights. would love to hear about your legal playgroup can you pm me
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amother




Mint


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 1:09 pm
Need
Kitchen set and play food
Mega blocks/ lego
Magna titles
Little people
Animals
Cars/trucks
Dolls and doll stroller
Books
Jumbo knob Puzzles
Balls
A very important one: good quality bins to keep all your toys neat and organized


Some ride on toys are good to have,
a climbing area with some big foam blocks on a mat, a slide etc
Additional building toys
Shakers and music toys
Shopping cart for play food
Pegs
Little comfy seats or beanbags for reading books
Dollhouse with some furniture
More sensory toys such as rainsticks, sensory shapes, vestibular toys such as rocking anything, wobble seats such as rocking popper seat(dont remember brand) and moluk bilibo
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amother




Mint


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 1:12 pm
I don't agree with poster above about cheap strollers. They dont last, and need to be replaced frequently. Get a good quality stroller. After replacing a few times, I got an expensive wooden one. Was worth it!
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amother




Chocolate


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 1:30 pm
Multiples of popular toys so they don't have to fight over them with the more aggressive ones always getting it.
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amother




Lawngreen


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 1:49 pm
Kitchen center with fake food and dishes
Fake or real non working phones
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funmother




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 2:05 pm
For a playgroup anywhere age 2
Puzzles. Peg puzzles and 12 peice
Dolls
A study carriage and or shopping cart like little tykes
Kitchen and dishes
Interactive electric toys with extra batteries
Cd player with morah music
Little people little people sets
Car garage and cars trucks
Train set
Toolset and construction hat vest for boys
Mommy pocketbooks dolls, and bottles, toy phones
2-3 building toys I would do duplo, mega blocks and clics. Clics are cheaper than magnatiles. And they will be more creative at this age. They could make crowns and belts.
Dont forget sensory toys like
play dough and shapes
Water or sand table
Beanbags
Coloring supplies
Ma
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amother




Khaki


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 3:23 pm
My daughter's 3 year old playgroup had bins of old high heeled shoes, old purses, and old telephones. The kids spent hours in pretend play and it was all cheap play activities. They also had plenty of real toys.
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Rachel Shira




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 4:09 pm
funmother wrote:
For a playgroup anywhere age 2
Puzzles. Peg puzzles and 12 peice
Dolls
A study carriage and or shopping cart like little tykes
Kitchen and dishes
Interactive electric toys with extra batteries
Cd player with morah music
Little people little people sets
Car garage and cars trucks
Train set
Toolset and construction hat vest for boys
Mommy pocketbooks dolls, and bottles, toy phones
2-3 building toys I would do duplo, mega blocks and clics. Clics are cheaper than magnatiles. And they will be more creative at this age. They could make crowns and belts.
Dont forget sensory toys like
play dough and shapes
Water or sand table
Beanbags
Coloring supplies
Ma


Clics are hard for 2 year olds. Manga tiles are seriously the best toy and you can never have enough. Build the collection slowly.
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amother




Mustard


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 6:57 pm
Wow thanks so much everyone for all the ideas! I'm writing them all down in a list now so I can begin my collection. Thanks again!
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aricelli




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 8:42 pm
amother wrote:
My daughter's 3 year old playgroup had bins of old high heeled shoes, old purses, and old telephones. The kids spent hours in pretend play and it was all cheap play activities. They also had plenty of real toys.

Now I’m remembering my (now married) dd preschool teacher asking us to send in such stuff for pretend play- what fond memories youre bringing back for me
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Librarian




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 8:44 pm
No dress-up clothes. Leave that for home. Not sanitary unless you wash it after each wear by one child.
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gamanit




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 8:59 pm
Librarian wrote:
No dress-up clothes. Leave that for home. Not sanitary unless you wash it after each wear by one child.


Not everything has to be super sanitary. Unless you have kids that are immunodeficient or otherwise unwell it can be healthy to expose them to a certain amount of germs. It's perfectly okay to do a load of laundry at the end of each day or even once a week.
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amother




Mint


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 9:23 pm
check ebay and craigslist in your area. When you are buying so many new items, you may be able to find good second hand things. Daycares close all the time and list their things. Just clean everything you buy used really well before using it.

for example this https://newyork.craigslist.org.....10851.html
and this
https://newyork.craigslist.org.....93483.html
this
https://cnj.craigslist.org/bab.....83187.html
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pause




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Mar 18 2019, 9:27 pm
Small-size chairs and tables
cots or sleeping mats for nap time
hooks for coats and briefcases
cubbies or drawers for kids' extra stuff like change of clothing, pampers/wipes, blanket for nap time
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