Turn outdated technology into a toddler robot box.
How often do you get to bust out a floppy disk? I only wish it was a floppy disk to play Oregon Trail with but that’s neither here nor there and not the point of this post. But anytime you can reference Oregon Trail is, well, you pretty much have to.
NEways, back to the toddler activity: Robot box is awesome and you’ve got to make one.
Robot Box was a gem and inspired so much by my favorite busy toddler, Sam. Sam is super into robots right now (I have no idea why) and is constantly picking up cables, jacks, cords, etc and calling them his “robot su’plies”.
And that is how Robot Box came to be: I took a bin around the house and collected all the outdated and antiquated technology gathering dust. You know, really important things we’ve been holding on to like the cable cord to the tube TV that we got rid of 6 years ago….
I put it all together in a box for Sam and dumped it at his feet. He.lost.his.mind. He tinkered and played, created and imagined for probably half an hour.
I don’t have a picture to prove it so you’ll have to trust me that my 9 month old loved this bin too. Anytime an activity can be a two-for-one and entertain both kids, is a winner to me!
Obviously, with all the cords and what not, I would never leave Sam and Kate alone with this robot box, but man, did they have a ball playing with everything and man, did I have a ball sitting for a minute, sipping my coffee, and watching all the happiness.
Sam’s favorites were the disks and the CDs. Oh wait, he also loved pretending the head phones were a tiny telephone…you know what, he just loved it all.
I’ve decided to keep Robot Box around for a while. We (SHOCKER) don’t use or need anything from this box so what’s the harm in keeping this gang together and living under my couch for a little bit?
We give Robot Box two very big thumbs up.
Wonder what you could find at your house for a Robot Box???
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