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Monday, June 25, 2007

A Great - and Inexpensive - Toy

I highly recommend this one.

Ann Catherine is really into letters and numbers. She loves saying her ABC's and counting to 12 (don't ask me why 12 instead of 10).

So we recently bought her those letters you can put in the bathtub. They actually stick to the side of the tub. And I'm telling you, it was one of the greatest things we have ever bought her.

She loves to play with them. And it's amazing how they have helped her recognize certain letters. She's not just reciting her ABC's. She's actually pointing to a specific letter and telling us what it is. And if she's wrong, we can say, "No, that's not an H. This is." It's a great way to learn.

Best part of all? It's cheap. Like six or seven bucks. But as a parent you come to learn that it's not always the most expensive toys that are the best ones. And it's not often the flashy, electronic ones. It's the simple ones.

So, if your child is around two years of age and loves saying her ABCs, I highly recommend buying these letters. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

1 comment:

Connie said...

We have those letters too, and my kids love them, but my children are rather creative and have bitten plugs out of them. (What I mean by creative is that you can take a perfectly safe, seemingly indestructible toy, and they will find a way to break it or tear it up--but not the way any other child would!)

We had to take them away for a month or so and then bring them back.

Funny thing is. . . it wasn't Vaelyn (2) who was biting plugs out; it was Jayden (3 1/2)!