Lloyd and I went to Omaha on some small quests, and one of the stops was Fat Brain Toys, where I saw – and purchased – the Best Thing Ever!!
In preschool we have lots of ways to encourage children to explore writing, and traditionally the girls are raring to go – lots of ‘office work’ and such – but I often have a handful of boys that would rather eat a mountain of spinach than come over and draw for a little bit.
This will change all that.
It is so cool!! The ‘pen’ is a magnet that pulls each BB up through this little tube until it clicks into place. Tracing each letter produces the most satisfying click-click-click, and then to erase them, you trace back over them with your finger and they click back down. (I bought the number version, too.)
The directions for making some of the letters and numbers are a little wacky, but this is absolutely awesome! I can’t wait until tomorrow. 😀