I wanted to get the kids this Melissa & Doug wooden bead set with string to enhance their eye and hand coordination. But then I already had wooden blocks and didn’t want to add to the countless toys they already had. As much as possible, I don’t want to buy toys coz I’ll just have a hard time finding space for them.
So instead of getting a new toy, I got the current wooden blocks set and made our own beading set. All I needed was a string and drill holes on the blocks.
Another type of toy we re-invented was our Toy Story cards from the Toy Story magazine. Also for enhancing kids’ eye & hand coordination by putting a string through the holes.
These simple toys helps me a lot to keep kids still while they eat their meals. It keeps them busy and don’t even notice they’ve eaten everything on their plate! 🙂