I am a firm believer of "Less is more"
so I thought I would post today a list of the toys I think are must haves, that are really all a small child needs,they are well worth the money and I think you will find if you decluttered all of the plastic battery operated "things" you would be pleasantly suprised at how their imagination will blossom! Also how easy it is to keep a childs room tidy!
A soft dolly or teddybear ( or one of each)
Farm animals ( I cannot recommend the shleich ones more highly)
Play cloths & pegs ( to make little cubbys etc)
jack in a box
A marble run
A baby doll & pram
A train set
A tea set
A few puzzles
pop up books
knitting nancy ( french knitting)
A little girl doll ( I highly recommend Australian Girl dolls here )
easel, watercolour art book and paints
chapter books ( my girls adore Enid Blyton, and the boys loved the Tashi books)
I will leave it at that, I hope I may have given you some lovely ideas.