My daughter proudly told me last night, "Daddy, I know how to write 1 to 10."
I was surprised as this is the first time I got to know this. And I thought she was scribbling for no purpose using one of this toys called Magna Doodle.
To me, it's just a simple toy and nothing fantastic about it. But that was how I used to think about the toy. Not anymore, from now on, I will not look down on toys no matter how simple or plain they look. You can never imagine how powerful and useful a toy can be to your child.
For the past few nights, my daughter has been playing with Magna Doodle after she gets home from the nanny's house. She seems like she's hooked to it. She draws everything under the sun: self-made connect-the-dots game, writing ABC, writing 123, or things that you don't understand.
Of course, my wife and I sometimes show her how to write ABC and 123 the proper way. And that's about it. After that she writes by herself. The toy is good and you can erase anything written on it just by sliding a tiny knob at the bottom. And there you go, you can start again with a blank board. It's better than paper and pen because it's erasable, reusable and it saves trees!