Thursday, July 2, 2009

What Rachel Wants to Buy This Week - Episode 13

Summer heat also means summer rain--so this week I picked a couple of fun indoor items that I'd love to spend a rainy day playing with. :)

"Ocean World" Puzzle Ball by Ravensburger
240 pieces
Located in the Chapter Book Room

The easiest part of a puzzle are the corner and edge pieces, right? Well, here's a puzzle with an added challenge--it's a globe, so there aren't any convenient corner or edge pieces. You've got to rely on your wits alone for this one! It even comes with a display holder to keep it from rolling away when you're finished, and it doesn't take up a ton of room while you're working on it the way a traditional puzzle does--you can take your time, and not get yelled at for using up too much table space. I might have to start out slow, though, with the dinosaur-themed Junior Puzzle Ball, 96 pieces, for ages 6 and up. :)

Two-Tune TV by Fisher Price
12 months and up
Located in the Baby Room

I'm a sucker for retro toys, and Fisher Price has never let me down. They've delved back into the 60's and brought out this TV music box that I can't resist! Just turn the knob to wind it, and it plays "Row Row Row Your Boat" and "London Bridge is Falling Down" while a tableau of cute retro children slowly moves across the screen. It's just the sort of thing to put any tired child (or me...) to sleep.

That's it for this week--see you next time, and let's hope it's sunny!

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