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02/11/2007, 04:13 PM
I am stuck about what to get my DD for christmas this year. I noticed the new fisher price little people in the k mart sale. Do you think a five and a half year old is to old for little people.
I am mainly thinking about the Sarah Lynn And Her Camping Adventure and Little People Sonya Lee & Her Pet Salonhttp://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Little-...93983279&sr=1-8
Auy input would be great. thanks
02/11/2007, 04:25 PM
Hi, I am a big fan of Little People. My daughter is getting the house for her 2nd birthday. I wanted to uy my 4yr old nephew some for his birthday but my sister said that he wouldn't play with it much. In saying that, if my daughter is playing with it, my 7 year old niece will definitely join in. The new range seem to have movable arms and legs and are a little less babyish. I think it is gorgeous and would be tempted for a 5 year old. Have you thought about stearing her into that aisle of KMart? Five year olds will generally tell you if they like it or not.
the humming cat
02/11/2007, 08:19 PM
My DD is 5 on Sunday and she would much prefer Littlest Pet Shop over Little People, but she still plays with her Little People, but not constantly like when she was 3.
02/11/2007, 08:31 PM
My four year got heaps of little people for her birthday the other week and LOVES IT.
The thing is that they do change so much in one year.
My Niece turns 5 on christmas eve and I am really struggling to find something she will like.
Things are either to 'grown up' or to 'babyish'
02/11/2007, 09:24 PM
We have put Harley's little people away as he doesn't play with them anymore. He loved them at 2 & 3 but at 4, didn't seem to touch them as much.
I probably have to agree with the previous posters and say that I wouldn't buy little people for a 5 year old. Although the ones you mentioned are aimed at older kids than what the other Little People stuff is.
Like a PP mentioned, why not take her into the toy section and see if she takes a liking to it.
02/11/2007, 09:40 PM
My 6yo thinks they're gorgeous, but *I* won't be buying her any. I'd go for Polly Pockets or Little Pet Shop stuff instead - which she thinks are gorgeous too.
03/11/2007, 02:21 PM
My 6 year old niece loves littlest pet shop. I think LIttle People are a tad young.
the humming cat
03/11/2007, 04:54 PM
Baby my little ponys are popular, and strawberry shortcake too, as well as cabbage patch dolls and baby borns. 5 is a tricky age, IMO still to young for bratz but to old for all the Fisher Price toys
One thing I want to get my DD for Xmas is a see-saw, one that spins and goes up and down! Cool as!
03/11/2007, 04:55 PM
I find the same as others. My 5yo still likes to play with LP but they're not her favourites anymore. 6.5yo will happily play with them too; even 10yo will join in occasionally. But I haven't bought any new bits and pieces for a long time.
The camping one looks pretty cool. I'd probably consider it for my 5yo because she'd enjoy it and it's not expensive (and I hope to have another baby in the not too distant future). I wouldn't buy my 5yo any of the larger sets.
03/11/2007, 08:10 PM
We have soooooooooooooooo much Little People stuff (I was lucky enough to go to the Mattel staff only warehouse sale once and we went mental).
Anyway...just wanted to say that my 14 year old sometimes joins in with the Little People
but only when we get ALL of it out and set it all up over the entire living room. We all get on the floor and play with our 4 year old.
I don't think a child of 5 or more would play with it all that much on their own though. I've heard Polly Pockets are popular with that age group.
03/11/2007, 10:15 PM
I love Little People
I am 30
Seriously, I agree with the PP who have suggested alternate ideas at that age. Also think the 'let 'em loose in the toy aisle' is the way to go!
04/11/2007, 07:25 AM
We have Little People stuff here but my kids use the doll house to play with their other toys.
My girls who will be 6 and 4 in January love My Little Pony, Barbie, Baby Alive(older dd), Dora (younger dd), nail polish, lip gloss, art and craft and jus recently I bought them all a ball each which they have played with constantly.
I have not seen my kids play with the Little People stuff for over 6 months.
04/11/2007, 07:32 AM
I have a nearly 4.5 and 6 year old and they are definitely too old for LP. They occasionally play with it, but not often. They are into Barbie Mini Kingdom, Barbies, craft, outdoors type stuff (bikes, scooters, etc) even gardening type things.
04/11/2007, 01:51 PM
I think at that age they're at the end of the Little People phase. I'd look at Polly Pockets and the Barbie Mini Kingdom as suggested by pps, but also my 4 and a half year old still likes the Kelly dolls, like this one
But it is hard to suggest things without knowing the child - kids have such different tastes at that age.
04/11/2007, 01:57 PM
I personally think a 5.5yr old is out of the little people phase.
My DD is 6 and she hasnt played with LP since she was about 4. Sometimes she will go play with the LP because her sister and brother are but she would prefer to be playing with her Barbie Dolls.
Even my 4yr old really isnt interested in LP anymore. She only really plays with the LP house.
05/11/2007, 12:18 AM
I don't think it matters too much... if she enjoys playing with them.
My only worries would be that she'd outgrow them much sooner than she might some other toys.
I've found Fisher Price has 3 (maybe more, but I've only found so far) levels of "people" for kids to play with. Little People being the first, and being very basic with not too much detail. Then the My First Dollhouse people... they're a bit more detailed, but still not much... and then the Loving Family range... which is gorgeous. There's a doll house, cars, playgrounds, camping sets...etc etc. http://www.fisher-price.com/fp.aspx?st=10&e=dollhouselanding
05/11/2007, 06:48 AM
Thanks for the replys everyone. I am going to take her down the toy section and have a look. I have decided that she has to much toys thats why it is so hard to pick. As sadly we already have alot of my little ponys, barbies, loving families. 5 is a hard age to buy for.
05/11/2007, 09:04 AM
Highly recommend Littlest Petshop. My 4 1/2 and 7 year old girls love the range.
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