Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A toy actually worth buying

Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer is hosting a themed edition of Works for me Wednesday this week and I just had to join in this time!

The theme is toys that you have purchased or been given that were actually worth the money spent on them.

My oldest 2 are boys and while the standard Matchbox cars and jet planes are absolutely wonderful, I have found that when they are 'bored' or in need of a change of pace, we break out this:It's a good ole Magna Doodle. But it HAS to be the real thing made by Fisher Price. We have tried the cheap-o store brands and they just don't hold up very well. The Magna Doodles the boys currently have were purchased after Thanksgiving last year and have held up very well. And let me say, they have not been treated the best. They've been dragged around by the cord that attaches the 'pen', thrown, stepped on and just plain abused, but they're still hanging in there.
We use these for everything from learning time (shapes and letters), drawing fantabulous drawings and guessing games (I draw something and they have to try to figure out what it is) and they have provided HOURS of entertainment!
For Christmas they are both getting new ones, so I went out last weekend and bought 2 new Magna Doodles (Target had them on sale for $13.99)!


Kristin said...

I am in total agreement. We have the "Parents" brand one at Target. It held up really good too, but Grace is in need of another one. She has a smaller one that we take to church on Sunday nights. They are awesome.

JanMary said...

We love them here in N Ireland too.

Feeling Frugal Fairy said...

Those Magna Doodle’s are great! When my son was younger, we played a game where each person would doodle an odd squiggly shape. Then the other person would doodle that shape into any sort of thing possible. :)

Erin said...

Hours of entertainment? Im sold!! I will keep that in mind for when the little one is a little bigger.

And, I am so glad to see you back! Congrats on the little girl. I bet you are all so wonderfully happy, and tired!