Day 2 of celebrating little boys. Here is a round-up of toys that will keep your little man occupied and won't drive a parent mad (read: no batteries, easy assembly).
Lego: You simply cannot go wrong with Lego. The key is to match the gift to your child's ability. 6 and up get Anakin'??s Jedi Starfighter($19.99) 4 & 5 get the LEGO Basic Bricks Deluxe so they don't go mad trying to create a specific design ($24.99). 3 and under get the World People Set($34.99) and a box of Duplo Bricks ($24.99)
Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway - Pirates Cove Set: Ok, there is assemblyrequired here, but it is the type kids love. Features Pirate Ship, exclusive Skull Mountain, Treasure Tunnel, the Admiral, Thomas, Salty, and loads of track! Building up this train, add your existing Thomas pieces and then set sail/ride the rails into imaginary world of pirates and treasure. Guaranteed to thrill your kids for months and months (years maybe?). Pricey yes, but well made and well loved. $108.82 Momtrends recommends for ages 2 and up.
Lauri Airport Puzzle: For decades the crepe-rubber designs have been keeping little fingers busy. Boys love the STEGOSAURUS and the Dump Truck...there are dozens of options. The pieces are soft, so if the baby gets her hands on them she can't do much damage or if a bigger kids decides to toss the pieces no one gets hurt. The pictures are incredible--check out the details on the airport scene. And THEY REPLACE PIECES. Yes, parents that one missing wheel that was sucked into the vacuum can be added back to the set by contacting Lauri here. $17.99 for Airport.