I happened to be looking on line and saw that there was going to be another Keiki Swap Meet in Kakaako. Since KC will be here in less than a month, I wanted to make sure we had enough things to keep her busy. Grandpa Art who can never say no to anything for his granddaughter... or his daughter, was happy to take me. Tif said KC was into push toys so we found a shopping basket right away. It scans the groceries and teaches counting skills.
I wasn't really planning to buy a WHOLE lot but for $18.00 we had quite a haul.
I think my favorite buy was the Bristle Blocks which my kids loved when they were little. They also go by the name Krinkles. The father who was helping his son sell his toys said he used to play with them and spent $40.00 to buy this set on line because he couldn't find it at the local stores. However, once his son got them he said he preferred Legos. I do know that the kids in my classroom used to love them so we said we'd buy it for the $10.00 asking price. Funny thing was, he changed his mind as we were chatting and said he'd sell it to us for $8.00. I wonder what his son was thinking. I love the idea of the Keiki Swap Meet because the kids are actually supposed to be doing the selling.
The only thing is.... I could never haggle with a child. Besides, the toys are so inexpensive, I'm more than happy to pay the price.
The first thing I did was to wash everything thoroughly and they cleaned up beautifully. They look brand new. The scanner (after we changed the batteries) works perfectly.
OK! We're ready for KC now. Actually, I'm looking forward to seeing my son, Jon play with the Bristle Blocks. I wonder if he remembers them.