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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.
Step2 Wagon for Two Plus
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.
Playhut Mega Fun with Balls Tent
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.
Hasbro Gaming Electronic Battleship Game
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 eight and up.
Fisher-Price Learning Home
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.
Uncle Milton Ant Farm
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.
The Original Toy Company Dantoy Crocodile Rocker
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.
Little Virtuoso Sing Along CD Player
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.
NERF Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger 2-pack
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.
Fisher-Price Little People Noah's Ark
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.)