Kids don’t need a lot of toys. They are gifted with wondrous imaginations that only expand when their toy options are strategically limited.
I love watching my daughter pretend that her wooden blocks are tea cups, sandwiches, and cookies. Or seeing her use scrap PVC pipe as a microphone. She doesn’t need to be told to imagine. She just does.
With that, I try to be somewhat minimalistic in the toys (etc.) we buy for our kids. I’ve made many purchases that I later regretted (and donated). Here’s my list of keepers.