Mommy's Favorite Things: 5 Toys your Son & Daughter can Enjoy!

Friday, September 2, 2022

5 Toys your Son & Daughter can Enjoy!

Let’s face it: toys are typically gendered. While the toy industry has become more inclusive in recent years, an abundance of gendered toy categories still leaves parents feeling uneasy. It’s also not uncommon for a parent to feel conflicted about whether they should give their child a particular toy.  


However, despite the gendered labels that most toys possess, there are plenty of toys that both boys and girls can enjoy playing with. Here are five toys for both. 

1. Lego 


Lego has been around for years, but it’s still a popular toy for kids of all ages. It’s easy to see why: Lego is a fun and creative construction toy that can be used to build complicated structures like the Taj Mahal. There are also plenty of Lego sets for boys and girls that feature themes like princesses, superheroes, dinosaurs and more. 


2. Nerf Guns 


Nerf guns are another popular toy that both boys and girls can enjoy playing with. They come in various colors, shapes, sizes and styles, so there’s something in store for everyone regarding this popular blaster toy. The guns and blasters are also great because they allow kids to use their imaginations as they aim at targets or playfully shoot each other with them. 


3. Remote Control Cars 


Remote control cars are another great option for young children because they allow kids to drive their cars around the house or outside on the street with little effort. These cars can also be driven indoors if you don’t have a garage or driveway large enough for your child to take their car out onto the street safely (but don’t forget about the traffic laws!).  


Kids will also have fun playing with their cars while building up the speed so they can race against each other. These toys also come in many different colors, so there is something in store for every kid. 


4. Play-Doh 


Playdoh is another unisex toy that kids of all ages can enjoy playing with. This is a safe and fun way for children to create unique and imaginative creations that they can play with for hours. Kids will have fun molding the dough into different shapes, colors, and textures which they can then take apart and put together in new ways as they play with their creation. 


5. Art Kits 


Art kits are an excellent option for both boys and girls because they allow children to create their artwork. These kits come in many different styles and designs, so there’s something in store for every kid who loves to create beautiful pictures, sculptures or drawings.  


Kids will also enjoy using their art kits as they explore different kinds of art materials like crayons and markers. These kits come with everything needed to get started right away. 




Boys and girls are different but have a lot in common. Both genders love to play with toys. As parents, it’s important to know what toys your son or daughter is ready for so you can get them something age-appropriate. Any child will benefit from playing with educational toys that help hone their senses and develop their motor skills at an early age.