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#1 RaeJane

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:18 PM

I'd love some suggestions for a gift for my nephew who will be turning four next month. He lives in Fiji and it's hard to get many toys etc over there. I asked my SIL if there's anything he would like and she asked me what 4yo boys are into at the moment. I have no idea though.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:04 PM

I have a 3 year old who is really starting to get into Lego. He also loves cars, trucks and trains. He is still really into Thomas the tank but I guess at 4 your nephew would probably of outgrown that. Liam also has a Cars computer that he really likes. He doenst really know what to do yet (just presses random buttons) so maybe a 4 year old would like it and it is educational.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:27 AM

Some of Raya's 4 year old friends who are 4, and boys, are really into lego already and something he can continue to play with as he grows.

Also something from the National Geographic store encouraging scientific discovery. We also gifted a walkie tallkie set which the little boy loved when role playing adventures.
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#4 RaeJane

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:06 AM

Some great ideas already - love the idea of educational toys, and he likes building things so Lego might be worth looking into as well (not sure if they have that).

When we skype'd them last night we ran to get his rock that his mum had helped him paint and cover in glitter. He was so excited about it - so I think he'll be easily pleased biggrin.gif
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:43 AM

Another vote for legos here. My boys are so into lego right now, they play it with their 9 year old cousin so it has a long shelf life.

The other thing that they are really into is Mr Potato Head. They love to make silly faces, put ears and arms out of bottoms, that sort of thing, and then cack themselves laughing.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:55 AM

QUOTE(ClaireBear @ Jun 4 2012, 09:43 AM) View Post

Another vote for legos here. My boys are so into lego right now, they play it with their 9 year old cousin so it has a long shelf life.


I'm seriously considering the lego - partly because my brothers and I LOVED it growing up, and also because it's something we can add to with each birthday.

2 questions: Where's the best place to get it? And, for a four year old should I get duplo, or the "proper" lego? (he's got a 6 year old sister too, who may possibly want to play with him as they're pretty close)
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:50 PM

You will find they have a huge selection which different ages on them. I think the Duplo is for kids 5 and under and the normal lego starts from 5 years. I got a few things for Keira's kindy friends birthdays and I am pretty sure they were like 5 to 8 or 6 to 12. At the moment Liam has a box of Duplo for 2-5 year olds, so they are bigger pieces. Once you get to the 5+ there are lots of small pieces. Actually for one of my MG boys 4th bday I got him a little cop car set which was for 5+. As for where to get them. I find Big W or Kmart have them at a good price.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:12 PM

My 5 year old plays with both duplo and the smaller lego - he loves them both. At 4 I'd probably lean towards buying the smaller lego as it can be used for many many years and can be added to. There's great starter packs with just pieces and also great ones where they build something.

You can buy it in lots of places - Kmart, Target, Big W, Toys R Us etc. It's usually on special somewhere!
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:01 PM

My little guy is 3.5 and loves puzzles (the 36+ pieces ones are good for this age), all transport vehicles, he's really into painting/stickers/drawing etc.

Around 2 he loved building with duplo and we have the smaller lego now but he just isn't into it. Kmart and Big W are definately the lowest with price. smile.gif

The 'Early Learning Centre' has some great games and gift ideas, and you can search by age/price.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:43 AM

My 4.5 year old still loves duplo because it's all we have (since we also have a 2 year old). For a four year old with an older sibling I'd go for the normal lego. There are a couple of basic sets for 4+ and a wider range for 5+.



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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:20 AM

Thanks for all the advice everyone, I've just been looking them up on the Toys R Us website (which has sales on Lego, except I can't get in there until next week) - I've already seen a few packs that would be perfect. He loves trucks and motorbikes etc, and there's a whole heap along those lines. I'm pretty sure my sister's going to join in and get some too, so we should be able to send over a good selection smile.gif

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:19 AM

I think Lego/Duplo is a great idea.

my 3.5 year old love The Octonauts, there is Octonauts things in ABC shops and Myer. I have heard quite a few 3's & 4's are into them.


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