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Another simple, but great, toy

Week 45 - An Old English Post Box

Week 45 – An Old English Post Box (Photo credit: letscommunicate)

A while ago I wrote about how sometimes the simplest toys are the best ones.  One of BabyBoy and BabyGirl’s christmas presents makes this point again.

They received an ELC Wooden Post Box (I’ve attached a link to the ELC webpage as I couldn’t find an exact picture of it, but for those who don’t want to click away, it’s basically a toy version of the picture on the right). This is a very simple toy. A square box, with a slot to post five wooden letters into, and a hinged door at the front that can be opened to retrieve the letters. There is also a hole at the back through which letters can be retrieved too.

I love this toy because I had a similar one when I was a child, but I didn’t seriously think it would entertain BabyBoy and BabyGirl for very long. After all, it has no buttons to press, no flashing lights, no sing-a-long music.

But every day, without fail, they pull it out and play with it. Continue reading