Current Obsession: Kid O A to Z Magnatab

by Courtney Sirotin on March 29, 2013

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I mentioned in my last post that Dylan is currently obsessed with letters. His head must be swimming with them. He only wants to play with letters, over all other toys. I can’t interest him in anything but A to the Z! Anyway, we were at a toy store the other day and he zeroed in on this Kid O A to Z Magnatab.

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As soon as we paid for it Dylan sat outside the toy store and got to work.

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He loves this toy so much that he screams, “Letters!” whenever we head to the car or transition to a new place. He doesn’t like to be separated from it for too long. He finds letters comforting and this toy travels really well. Its also a nice break from electronics.

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I know his interest in any one toy is usually fleeting. He tends to latch onto something for a few weeks and then moves onto something else, but I think this one will have some staying power. The company makes lowercase letters, cursive and numbers versions too, so we have room to grow!

For the visual among us, here’s a little a video I just made to show you how the toy works. Its simple but clever, which are good characteristics for a toy.

The only downside to this new toy is that in finding the links above I realized I paid too much for it! I got it for $30 at a toy store but its less than $20 on Amazon, and that’s with Prime shipping included. I guess I’ll just be glad I supported the local community… 🙂

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CAROL March 30, 2013 at 2:13 am

That toy looks really cool! A nice break from electronics.

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RUSS March 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

That is cool Doll. I’m just curious, how is he with his numbers & counting? Have you started doing simple math yet? Might be the opportune time to see if he understands simple equations with his fixation of letters. Equations usually start about 2nd grade, but it might spark something to use something like A + 2 = 3. What is A? I used to play it like a mystery with Kelley & Ryan. A is MAGIC, It’s a hidden number to! Not so much as to confuse them but to see if they grasped the concept. I saw a cool math page on line and thought you might like to see it. http://www.ixl.com/math/pre-k Anyway Love you guys and catch up with you later! Russ

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COURTNEY April 3, 2013 at 1:53 am

Hey Russ! I love that math page, thanks for sharing it. I’m excited to show it to Dylan. He hasn’t shown nearly as much interest in numbers yet, but I want to start dabbling. I bet you were a good teacher to your kids…and will be to your grand kids too!

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