How can I find a gift for my young nephew that my older nephew won't want?
November 1, 2008 8:17 AM Subscribe
Please help me find a gift toy for my one-year-old nephew. I want to find something that will interest him, but that his 3 and a half-year-old brother (a toy hoarder) will find totally uninteresting.
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee to human relations (9 answers total)
I've searched the archives and found lots of good suggestions for toys and gifts that would appeal to one-year-olds (blocks, Scoot N Scoops, the Shape-O) but I am specifically looking for a toy that will basically both attract the one-year-old and repel the three and a half-year-old.
My gut feeling is that the three-year-old wants whatever the one-year-old wants so the specific gift won't matter, but I'm hoping there may be a developmental psychology loophole?
I can't interfere or make suggestions parenting-wise, so that is out of the question.
Normally I just buy books, but am hoping to briefly subvert the power differential in favour of younger nephew with a toy--if possible.