You probably would have gone through my blog and thought that I should name my blog “cheap and DIY” blog 🙂 I almost recycle stuff what I have at home or do my research to make it cost effective (read: end up with a DIY). There is more to what I have done before I started this blog and I would be dusting them off one by one to help you do them at the comfort of your home.
Back to what I want to share today, sometime last week we visited Hamleys toy store to get some stationary stuff for my little Jing Jaang. Let me rant here. That is a sad place and I witnessed all the reasons how the society is turning to something not worthwhile. It was flooded with plastic/battery operated toys and none of it was priced below Rs.500. I was looking for a crane specifically (recently fascinated, thanks to the never ending metro projects), but in vain. They had bubbles floating in the air as you enter to attract the little ones and a helicopter flying around which was controlled by a 30-year old man. On seeing which a five year old girl almost climbed on her dad, asking him for it.
I digress; I went looking for puzzles or something out of which Darius would have a purposeful play. Nada!!. I then asked them for a wooden or ceramic pretend play set. Yes you guessed it right,nada!! So I bluntly asked them if they have any Melissa and Doug or Hapes product. Shockingly the salesperson had to ask his colleague where this section was (guessing, he would have known if it was a most sought after toy). It was there hidden behind a pillar and I got my hands on them, which I chose not to buy.
But the truth is you don’t really need any expensive toy to keep your baby engaged. Trust me on that 🙂.In the following posts I will be covering up basic water and other small activities which will keep your baby going on for hours and hours 🙂 , like little D did all this afternoon giving his cars a skip.