Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Cool Toy

If you have a child interested in shapes and patterns, here's a great gift:

My sister looked at this Christmas morning and wondered why in the name of all that is sane and reasonable I had supplied my five-year-old with a box that included:

a) fifty wooden pieces
b) real brass tacks
c) a hammer

Had I taken leave of my senses? What can I say? It's an OT thing.

Mostly Kate was sure that if a single brass tack went AWOL, it would find its way into my father's foot. And, honestly, come April when my parents, the snowbirds now nesting in Florida, wind their way back to Michigan and pop into my sister's house, I will not be shocked to hear that dear old dad stepped on a brass tack that had bothered absolutely no one for months.

Risk factors aside, I highly recommend this one.


bobbi @ revolution of love said...

Two of my sons are in speech therapy and this is one of their favorite toys. Every time they say a word/sound correctly they are able to hammer another piece to the board. they love it! When they stop going to therapy I'll have to buy one for our home. :-)

Kris said...

Love the comments about your Dad and the tack. Some fab family dynamics there! Sounds like mine....