For Christmas, Dylan's Aunt Camille sent him this Melissa and Doug Build-a-Monster set. We have a lot of fun putting all the pieces on the monster and making him say "rar rar rar rar" and "yum yum yum". Dylan loves monster hugs and has started putting the monster on his own arm and making him talk. Mr. Monster gives lots of giggles and is upping the pretend play quotient in our house (I think I've mentioned before how Dylan tends to be literal and doesn't engage in much pretend play).
"Oh good, now I have eyes so I can see! Thank you Dylan!"
"I can't smell anything....what do I need?"
"That's right, I needed a nose! And you gave me teeth too! All better to eat you with! Yum yum yum yum!! But, I want to give you a hug...what else do I need?"
"Yay! Arms! I can hug you now! Thank you Dylan!"