I recently discovered the best toddler toy ever. Other than attempting to use my cell phone, of course. With the holidays appraching, I wanted to share it in case someone else has a little person to buy for.
At our house, we’ve developed an aversion to any toy with a battery or 62 pieces. I’ve decided that wooden toys are where it’s at.
I was in the market for something to give Eleanor for Christmas that:
a) was small enough to travel back to California after we celebrate Christmas here in Kansas City.
b) is all one piece. Keeping track of toys with tons of pieces is not my favorite way to pass the time.
c) would make her think.
d) could keep her occupied on the monthly airplane rides we’ll have over the next few months
After some searching around, I found the Sew N Sew toy. At $8, the price was right, too. It’s a wooden block with lots of holes drilled into it. Connected to it is a loooooong piece of thick blue ‘thread’ and a wooden red ‘needle.’
It arrived last week and I *thought* I’d hidden it. Guess not. While I was putting Graham down for a nap, Eleanor hopped (literally) into the room and proudly held out the small box. “Look what I found!” I asked her what it was and her reply was a very sweet and awe struck, “I don’t know!”
I’ve never been the most patient person when it comes to gifts and I couldn’t turn down her beaming smile. With Graham fast asleep, we opened the box and set to sewing. Needless to say, she loves her “sewing thing.”
My husband taught her to sing “Do, Re, Mi” a while back. During her first attempt at ‘sewing’, she looked up at me and asked, “Is this a needle pulling thread?” and promptly burst into song.
This little block of wood has captured the attention of a two and a half year old….. and a host of adults. Buy one. You won’t be sorry!
So…. one less gift under the tree. One very happy little girl.