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    #249401 - 12/04/21 08:59 AM Re: science & engineering toys for young kids [Re: Aufilia]
    aeh Offline

    Registered: 04/26/14
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    On the airplane and origami theme...ours loved the plane-a-day tear-off calendars. There are similar -a-day calendars for origami, crossword puzzles, sudoku, brainteasers, etc.

    You can also design your own and send them in to see if they will include them in future editions.
    ...pronounced like the long vowel and first letter of the alphabet...

    #249765 - 05/18/22 08:05 PM Re: science & engineering toys for young kids [Re: Aufilia]
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    Registered: 04/16/19
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    I have never seen a post that I was more qualified to respond to. My son at 3 took everything apart, broke things to see how they worked, was so hard on our house. Eventually I realized he needed to put together and take apart and now all of his favorite toys are building materials. Here’s his fav materials:

    Picasso blocks
    Brain flakes
    Boxes/scrap paper/tape
    Outdoors he likes buckets, water, sticks, etc
    Marble ramps are fun, but you can build them out of everything, u don’t need a special set.

    Look up “loose parts play” and “tinkering trays” for more inspiration

    This book is also good for 4-5 yo: what do people do all day by Richard scarry. It shows how a bunch of things work in a little kid friendly way.

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