Life happens. It seems to propel itself abruptly. It’s in these moments of chaos I wonder what happened to that mommy that seemed to have it all together. She’s been M.I.A. for a while. Take not long ago when I introduced The Divine Miss M and Li’l Man to felt boards. It seemed to be a given they would know what it was. Instead, they looked at me bewildered.
Jake and Zac knew what felt boards were. I was the mom back then that was caregiver exclusively of them. We spent a lot of time creating felt boards and learning shapes. I was even a member of a Mommy Group where we made monthly felt board lessons. Those were indeed good times.
Now I care for Grandma. Occasionally, I am needed by my dad. My family is larger, and my kiddos are branching out all over the place. Jake is moving further south; Zac moving to Miami. Ay yi yi.
So one evening, Li’l Man, The Divine Miss M and I all sat down and became acquainted with felt boards. It’s a timeless toy. I remember them from my childhood. Though I think Betty Lukens has trumped the technology and made them smokin’ in appeal and quality.
We were surprised when the sets arrived. The kiddos looked through the plastic at the vibrant colors, still not knowing what to expect. I sat the board in front of them and began moving the pieces off. The Divine Miss M cried out, “you’re ruining my picture!”
After I explained that they could create stories using the pieces and changing the board up I set them free. Both children became lost in their world creating stories. Li’l Man was even narrating. They loved how they could remove and replace each piece, having it come back several times for their made-up story.
More than an hour passed and I had to spoil the fun and insist it was bedtime. Li’l Man said, “I’m trying to figure out which animals would be on which team if they were to fight. Can I take my board to my room for quiet time tonight?” I obliged, after all, one needs to know the outcome in the animal world!
These felt boards have taken the place of many of their other toys. I love that they use their imaginations, there are no batteries, and they are quiet.
The boards come with a plastic carrying case, making it easy to tuck away or take with us on the go. The board pieces come with the statement that they are machine washable. Thankfully, we’ve not had to test this part of it, but it’s there in case you need to at some point.
Visit Betty Lukens Fun Felt Boards today and find one from their incredible selection that will bring your child enjoyment and learning, inspired by bright, vibrant colors!
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*I received Betty Lukens Fun Felt Boards in order to facilitate an honest review. The opinions, where expressed are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.