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Last year I really wanted a certain toy for Abby to play with during the Christmas season. It finally went on sale but due to our financial situation at the time, we still couldn’t afford. I mentioned that briefly in a blog comment. Within a day I received an e-mail from that blog saying that someone had seen that comment and wanted to bless me with the toy. The toy got here a week later. Abby was so excited!
This Little People Nativity set provides Abby with hours of entertainment and is her favorite Christmas toy. I love that as she’s playing, we can talk about the Christmas story. About half the time she is playing with it, she is singing her own version of “Jesus Loves Me” called “Baby Jesus Loves Me.”
The angel on the top sits on a button. When you push it, the star on the front lights up and it plays “Away in a Manager.” I think that is probably Abby’s favorite part.
She is a huge fan of acting out what she thinks is going on. Sometimes it is similar to the actual Bible story, sometimes it isn’t. She’ll take Joseph away and tell baby Jesus that Daddy is going to work but will come back later. Sometimes she combines it with her Little People barn or her train or wagon. She is using so much imagination. Next year when she has a little more understanding, I am hoping to use this set to help teach her more about the Christmas story.
Bonus: This nativity toy is only $29.99 right now. Go here to purchase.