I remember LOVING Spirograph as a kid. I was always so impressed by the fun designs I was able to create. I would spend hours experimenting with the different combinations of outer and inner circles to see which would produce the most beautiful finished products. When my daughter broke her leg around her 7th birthday, I bought her a kit. I was so pleased that even a modern day child was able to enjoy it as much as I did all those decades ago.
Comments: In an era when technology is grabbing hold of our kids, fun open-ended toys like Spirograph can still hold their attention for a surprisingly long time. Not only do kids get to practice fine motor control, but there is some covert math in these as well. Why do some combinations of inner and outer pieces create far more interesting designs than others. Why do some combinations seem to not work at all, but rather just repeat the same exact pattern over and over? Your child is not likely answering these questions, but their brain is stimulated.
When my daughter broke her leg, this gift was a lifesaver. She made designs for all of her friends and family and decorated them up by turning them into flowers. I’ll admit that now, over a year later, she hardly ever plays with it. However, I know that in a few years my next child will be able to enjoy it, then the one after that. When our family has reached it’s fill of Spirograph, it is the kind of toy we will be able to pass onto another family in near perfect condition.
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