Most parents agree that they don't want their house overrun with toys. This is especially true with parents of multiples who want to avoid the "you need two of everything" trap. In my house, a good twin toy has to be sturdy and well made. It seems that my twins are able to work together to destroy many toys, that a singleton can't. The toys must also be able to accommodate two or more kids playing together to help avoid tantrums that arise from taking turns. These 6 toys meet those criteria and are toys that actually get played with in my home.*
1. Activity Cubes
This activity cube is made of wood and very durable. It also grows well with children from infancy to toddlerhood. The cube has multiple sides allowing children to play simultaneously. (pictured here: B Toys Zany Zoo Activity Cube)
I will always believe that books make a great gift. I especially like to gift my twins with books about being a twin! (pictured here: One of Two)
3. Play Kitchen
Play kitchens are so wonderful because they encourage imaginative play. This particular model is wide enough to accommodate two chefs, and has plenty of storage for all your play kitchen needs. (pictured here: KidKraft Vintage Play Kitchen)
This two sided easel is perfect for your budding artists. In addition to building creativity, there are many developmental benefit to working on a vertical surface like an easel. (pictured here: KidKraft Deluxe Wooden Easel)
5. Musical Instruments
Kids love to make noise, at least mine do! With this toy, there is a chance that the noise can become music. (pictured here: Melissa and Doug Band in a Box)
6. Mini Trampoline
While this toy needs to be used one at a time, it is useful and entertaining. When the weather doesn't cooperate, burn some energy inside. (pictured here: Little Tikes Trampoline)
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*Not an endorsement, just what has worked for us!