Because Hannah is at an age where every decoration is up for grabs, I'm only unpacking a small portion of the nativity set, but this is an example picture of the style of my Fontanini set.
Hannah was very interested in the figurines, and I used it as an opportunity to again explain the meaning behind Christmas. While the figurines aren't easily breakable, I have been discouraging Hannah from playing with them.
It's a little too late to get Hannah her own nativity set for this Christmas, but I'd like to get her one next year when she's three. Her brother will be about 9 months old so it needs to be baby and toddler friendly. Here are a few I've found so far:
This price runs under $30, but I'm not familiar with the brand or the quality of their products. I do like that there is a stable, multiple animals and angels included. I also like that the figurines are more realistic than the Little People set.
With a list price of $45, this set is probably not going to be the one I select. I like that the figurines are posable with movable arms, but I wish it included the three wise men.
Coming in at under $30, this set is at a good price point, and everyone knows I love my Melissa & Doug toys. The wooden blocks are durable, I'm just not sure they're as enticing as the other sets. I WANT Hannah to play with her nativity set. I want it to be a toy that inspires conversations and storytelling. While my set is meant to be enjoyed visually, I want Hannah to be excited to play with hers.
Although it's a little 'babyish', I have to admit that I'm leaning towards the Little People set. I trust the quality, I like all the animals included, and I know Hannah will respond positively to it.
That said, I have a year to make up my mind and I'd love some reader feedback. Do you own any of these sets - or perhaps a different one I didn't find during my search? Reviews, both positive and negative, are welcome.