Tuesday, August 30, 2011

classics


We've just moved on to marbles...
Marble maze morning
And blocks and tracks...
Their inspiration
Using books for engineering inspiration...

Never underestimate the power of simple and classic toys to capture the imagination of children. They have the ability to bridge age gaps, genders,and play preferences. Something I'm especially grateful for in this moment!  Hickory Cat doesn't seem impressed one bit... Pin It

18 comments:

  1. I keep a large jar of marbles on the shelf and love that my children will reach for them ...still! xx

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  2. Ooh, I would love to know the name of that book! We need some (more) inspiration over here. Thanks!

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  3. Anamaria- It's one of the I Spy books. This particular one is the I Spy Super Challenger by Walter Wick and Jean Marzollo.

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  4. ha! i love that. we have the same train tracks, our's are from Ikea but exactly the same as the Thomas tracks and compatible even with the Brio train traks and trains... we're having so much fun already now with them and your post makes me look forward to sooo much more to come!

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  5. We are damp and cold out here today. Totally gonna play with our marbles and wooden tracks. Oh yes we are! Nice set up! Thanks for the idea... :)

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  6. That first photo is gorgeous! The textures and colors are beautiful!

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  7. Have you heard of cuboro? (You don't seem to need it, though.)

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  8. a favorite childhood game for sure. when my son gets older, i will definitely introduce this classic game to him.

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  9. Your kids are the coolest... I have to show mine this and see what they say!!!

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  10. I'm waiting for the day we can rediscover the marble run (when I can be sure my youngest will no longer attempt to eat said marbles!!)...the wooden train tracks on the other hand have been passed down from my eldest to my youngest and are currently in a state of "free-for-all" as all four children still love them dearly and cant quite leave them alone! :)

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  11. Marble mad here too at the moment. Been having fun with the 6 foot cardboard tubes our new blackout blinds came in!

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  12. So fun and simple. My kids are in love with marbles. I still have my great-grandmother's. We'll be doing this sometime soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. Our children love doing the same, although we don't have as much track. There's a real knack to construction to keep the marble rolling, yet not falling off the edge.

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  14. We love marble runs and we'll have to try an adaptation with our train tracks. Why haven't I thought of this? Just posted this to Facebook :)

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  15. wow! great idea...i will have to try to remember this when we can have marbles!!

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