THE BEST TODDLER TOY EVER
The toddlers have educational toys galore. Press a button and the toy asks questions, “What animal goes moo moo?...pause…pause…(no toddler response) Cow, yes the cow makes the moo sound. Very good.”
The toddler hears this toy say, “Blah, blah bla blah moo moo blah?...pause…pause…Blah bla, cow, the cow blah bla bla moo moo blah. Bla blah.”
What; like without this stupid toy your child will never learn what sounds various animals make? Have you even heard of Old Friggin MacDonald? He pretty much covers them all!
Trikes are nice for a few minutes, and shovels and a sand box are good to occupy the A.D.D. toddler‘s mind for 5 or 10 minutes. Swings might keep them happy for over 5 minutes but you have to stand and push.
There is one toy that will occupy a toddler for as much as 30-50 minutes. It does not require adult supervision, there is no right or wrong way to play with this toy, and they are virtually unbreakable.
Brio train tracks. Toddlers can snap these wooden rail road tracks together with ease and build their own railway. Add some Thomas the Tank engines and cars and you will be free to do 45 minutes of uninterrupted chores. That is what a toy should be all about. No batteries, quiet, unbreakable and easy to use.
Connor laying track
Cole putting a bridge together
Of course when Spencer, my teenager, was a toddler I made the mistake of trying to show him how to build with Brios. It was very important for me to connect the tracks so the trains could run in continuous circles.
Wrong!! Just let the toddlers run the tracks where ever they want until they run out. If they don’t connect who cares. The toddlers don’t and that is what is important.
So if you want some actual time to do your own stuff, get your toddlers some Brios and just get out of their way.
No money or free merchandise changed hands as a result of this post. Cranky old man does not know where Brios are made, and Brios does not know that I exist.
They are just the best toddler toy ever!