(Goblin is 28 months)
Maybe I should call this post "The truth about water beads". I kept seeing posts on the American blogs about these things called 'water beads'. But they aren't part of the UK's normal play repertoire and I didn't really understand what they were. Then Cathy at the Nurturestore found some in the UK and wrote a great post. I felt inspired so I rushed out to buy some.Expanding Gel Aqua Beads. But be warned they come with a scary label that says "DO NOT USE AS A TOY, KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN"! Goblin has stopped putting stuff in his mouth so I thought I'd risk it.
In case you didn't get this, I'm saying ALL OVER THE PLACE!
You might think from the tone of this post that the issue was more with me getting stressed by the mess, but actually I remained rather zen like and amused by the whole thing. The problem was that after an initial 'what new strange thing is this' type interest, Goblin got frustrated by their unwieldy nature. He couldn't hold onto them for long enough to do anything with them. And after about half an hour he gave up and started to play Robots with the plastic bowl instead.
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