Thursday, March 12, 2009

Comes with Free Lock Pick Set

I've seen this puzzle  in a few stores and although I know it would be a huge hit with the kids (and have considered buying it for Soren) I can't help but feel like this is just a bad idea. Why would you want to give your kid practice with opening latches and locks? It just seems it might come back to bite you, right?


Camilla said...

Kids would also probably have a lot of fun with a toy that gives them practice removing outlet covers, unbuckling seat belts, opening medicine bottles, and unscrewing light bulbs. Good for their hand eye coordination, but also might come back to bite you.

J I L L A I R E said...

I've been saying the same thing about this puzzle since the first time I saw it. I'm totally with you.

Anonymous said...

They are just standard latches, and if we want our children to feel capable and empowered in their world, one way to support that is to allow them to practice mastering the things they encounter. If you want helpless children or kids who will feel so in their world, keep them from having experiences and from having practice opportunities. If we need to secure something from the reach of children we can add a LOCK to the latch or use child proof safety latches. Those are not on the practice boards. ;-) Blessings ladies and I hope you will consider the points I made. Maria Montessori was an inspired soul and she's a good influence on those of us who influence the lives of kids. Aloha