Monday, April 4, 2011

Toys For Life

I just bought this IKEA toy at a thrift store for $2.50. Even at over 50% savings, that’s probably more than I should have paid for it – but every time we go to IKEA, it’s the one toy I have to pry my kids away from. I’ve been meaning to grab one, so I was thrilled when I found it at the thrift store.

I love non-plastic, whimsical looking toys for my kids. And I love toys that help their physical and mental development. These hammer toys are so simple, but they can (and do) actually get a lot out of them. Not to mention that they could hammer for hours on end, and it’s not nearly as annoying as them banging pots and pans (another favorite pastime).

I should write a post soon about toys, but for now, I’m just going to link up to a few of my favorite toy-related posts:

A Parent’s Tip Sheet for Owning Fewer Toys – by Josh Becker from becoming minimalist

Seeking Simplicity: Child’s Play is a Job Well Done – from Kitchen Stewardship

Classic Toys – by Tsh at SimpleMom

Why Fewer Toys Will Benefit Your Kids – by Josh Becker from becoming minimalist

1 comment:

  1. You know lately I've been learning more about Steiner/Waldorf philosophies, and I'm ready to start making more imaginative play choices for my kids' toys and ditching all the plastic.