Friday, November 16, 2007



The Fabulous slinky ! I had a metal one as a kid and I use a rainbow colored one on my desk as a pencil holder. For one it is just a cool toy to hold in one's hand. Two you can send it slinkying down stairs, large blocks or even off furniture onto a sibling then to the floor.

Think about it...this was a straight piece of metal that could do nothing at one time. Then some genius got the great idea to curl it. And suddenly the thing can walk ! And bounce ! And whatever else young minds can think of to do. To me it is a tool for creativity. The kid can create their world with this simple toy. Rather than having someone in a cubical creating self-contained toys that a child just sits and watches.

You can get this toy at Back to Basic Toys.

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