10 February 2010
We Love Lauri
But dislike my camera!! My other one broke and we are hoping to get a better one soon. Anyway, if you have ever used Lauri products then you will know what I'm talking about. We've used them for years. I realized that when last night the girls were playing with them and our 14 year old was saying how he remembered learning his addition and subtraction with them!! That long ago? But it's true! I've taught my youngest children basic math using the Lauri pegs. We have a full basket of lacey shapes, pegs, strings, beads, puzzles, and more. I don't pull them out all the time but when I do they get used for hours!! Perfect for quiet church play too. (Lauri will replace lost or broken puzzle pieces for only 1.oo, at least the last time I had to replace some that was the price but that was a couple years ago)
The kids have also used the shapes intended for lacing as stencils when drawing pictures. They trace the outside of them. There are many shapes too, bunnies, trains, cars, trucks, hearts, diamonds, flowers, and so many more.
They have always loved to make "birthday cakes" using the pegs as candles. This was my birthday cake last night. Don't I wish the number of pegs used was the right amount for my age!!