Developmental toys

by beagoodmom on January 18, 2007

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Pookie has this huge set of wooden blocks that came in a wooden crate for storage. There must be 60 or so blocks, arches, wedges, and pillars. It came from TJ Maxx where it cost about $30 so the full retail was probably closer to $60. Its great. We like to play with it because it’s a classic toy that encourages creativity and abstract thinking. It says so right on the label.

But Pookie has another set of building pieces that he likes better…books. He likes to stack encyclopedias and see how tall they can get. Then sometimes he and Geetle lay them out in a line like a sidewalk and walk on them. Sometimes they are a road for toy cars.

The moral of the story is that sometimes your kids will out-think you and they don’t need a special toy in order to learn a special skill.

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