When buying toys for twins or triplets, consider whether they have "multiple appeal." With some playthings, the children will prefer to each have their item. But other toys are appropriate for sharing and joint play. The suggestions included here are appropriate for same-sex, or boy/girl twins, triplets or other multiples and appropriate for a wide variety of ages.
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Bring out the artists in your multiples. With a chalkboard on one side and a pad of paper on the other, two children can create simultaneously. Little Tikes equipment is child-friendly, durable and easy to clean. Families with twins, triplets or other multiples will get a lot of use out of this play structure. Recommended for ages two to six.
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Wagons are a smart idea for families with twins or triplets. They're great fun for riders and a convenient transportation option. The Wagon-For-2 features ample space for two same-size children, with storage space under the seat and two cup holders. As the twins grow—up to 50 pounds each—they'll continue to have fun with this toy, pulling each other and all their gear. Ages one and up.
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It's a tent, a hideout, a playhouse, a fortress. This extra-large structure is big on imaginative potential, but quick and easy to set up and put away. Four individual structures, including a ball pit zone and basketball hoop, can be configured in a variety of ways, expanding the play area—and the fun—even more. Manufacturer recommended for ages three and up, but probably appropriate for younger children with supervision.
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Games are great for multiples; they're never at a loss for opponents! From CandyLand and Monopoly to Chess and Scrabble, consider two-player games for twins, and multiple player options for triplets and higher. Battleship, a classic favorite that's been popular for generations, is the ultimate two-player battle. (And a fun way to find out if identical twins do have ESP!) Ages 8 and up.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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The fun and enjoyment of the Laugh and Learn Learning Home is only multiplied when shared among two or more babies or young toddlers. With plenty of gadgets and gizmos to keep babies' hands busy, it also features interactive learning activities that will stimulate toddlers.
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An ant farm is a fun, educational way to learn about the insect world. An ant farm village is a perfect option for twins, with two stackable habitats. Recommended for children five and over.
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A seesaw is no fun by yourself; the more, the merrier when you are multiples! The Dantoy Crocodile Rocker accommodates three children up to 150 pounds, so your twins can add a friend. It arrives already assembled in a cute green design that can be used indoors or out.
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It's no fun singing alone! Double the fun with a singalong CD player with two microphones. Kid-tough construction will stand up to active play. The CD player is fully functional with play, pause, and stop buttons, as well as skip/search forward and backward controls. Volume levels can be managed from both the unit and microphones.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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You've got to have a partner to play Lazer Tag, making it an awesome option for twins or multiples. The set is packaged for two players, with audio and visual features just like in the arcade version.
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Fisher Price's Little People playsets are a great play value, offering lots of stimulating creative play opportunities for multiples. The Noah's Ark playset is particularly appropriate for twins, with a double dose of animal characters to play with. Add the optional accessory set for additional animal friends. (Be warned: There's only one Noah in the set. He may have to disappear to avoid squabbling conveniently.)
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