Everybody wants to spoil their kids, at least to a degree. And that means that decorating for them and getting them toys or things to play with is a big deal. The question you have to answer is whether you want to get your kids junk and stuff that’s going to fall apart and get thrown away immediately, or you want to get them things the last?
If you want to buy stuff that lasts, consider that wooden toys are usually very high quality, things without batteries last longer, themed rooms are a good way to decorate with longevity, and musical instruments have value aesthetically and practically.
When you buy your kids wooden toys, you expect them to last for their entire childhood. Plastic breaks. A lot. Things that are metal are not particularly safe for children to play with. Wood is a good middle ground. And a lot of very detailed craftsmanship can go into wooden toys, which means they can even get passed down through the years as heirlooms. One thing you have to be cautious about is that if your children are at the stage where they are throwing things, it’s never fun getting hit by something made out of wood!
Things Without Batteries
You may have noticed that when you get toys for kids that have batteries, they have a shorter shelf life. As soon as the batteries go dead, sometimes that’s it for their life cycle, and other times it means you have to buy more expensive batteries. Also, toys with batteries are often cheaply constructed to bring costs down, which means that the first sign of roughhousing, and they’ve exploded into a million pieces. When you choose to get your kids toys and decorations without batteries, you’re automatically making them valuable regardless if they have flashing lights or speakers.
Decorate your kids’ rooms with a theme! Consider a broad category like space travel. Or maybe decorate with your child’s favorite superhero. This theme means that they can keep adding to the concept with toys or other decorations that match their interests. By creating that consistent theme for them to follow, you’re increasing the chance that you’re not just buying throwaway junk that doesn’t have a greater purpose.
At a certain age, you can start buying your kids musical instruments. Even though you probably don’t want to consider a guitar or trumpet a toy, they are useful as items of activity, and if you take care of them, they look good being displayed in a room as well. There are very few bad things about my musical instruments for your children, other than the fact that they may be expensive, which means you have to keep your children committed to practice.