Christmas is only a few weeks away and lots of us are already feeling the pressure to buy our children lots of new (often expensive) toys. But do we really need to?
I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve heard people say kids love playing with cardboard boxes more than the presents inside. And since I’ve had Ollie I’ve realised how true this is!
I’m not going to lie, Ollie has a LOT of toys – especially as he’s just had his second birthday. He picked a couple of favourites out then spent the rest of the day playing with the wrapping paper, balloons and birthday cards! He regularly spends lots of time playing with things that aren’t really toys – his favourites are the laundry ball from the washing machine and plastic tubs! In fact we’ve played loads of games with items from the kitchen.