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Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Wed, 26th Nov '08 4:40 PM


Oh so very true. Glad our kids no longer play with any of these. My wife tells me I'm going to make a really good grumpy old man some day.
Fun Puzzle.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Wed, 26th Nov '08 5:24 PM

In addition to the five I got, I'd like to see the rest of the list. I remember my sister telling me that a gift I gave my nephew when he was in elementary school was very annoying. I thought was educational. (I want to see if it made the list)

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Wed, 26th Nov '08 5:29 PM

Indeed Doc! I can think of one VERY annyoing gift my sister got for our daughter when she turned 6.

Please run the complete list when time has expired. Great puzzle!

Pennwoman  (Level: 161.8 - Posts: 2476)
Wed, 26th Nov '08 6:01 PM

I loved it -- two I got from experience! Nicely done Marsha!

Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Wed, 26th Nov '08 6:30 PM

I have to say that my mouth dropped open when I saw two people had achieved a score of 5, given the difficulty (and to me obscurity) of a couple of the puzzles I got, at least for an American. Is there anything that Slicko doesn't know and is not able to bring immediately to memory? Truly amazing! (And I mean that sincerely--I'm awed by that ability, which I wish I had.)

Swiper  (Level: 153.3 - Posts: 875)
Wed, 26th Nov '08 7:01 PM

Great Job Marsha! Really Enjoyed That!

Alvandy  (Level: 240.3 - Posts: 7692)
Wed, 26th Nov '08 7:06 PM

I finished two puzzles with no letters, so I scored well also.

Remember that Slicko is a doctor, so he has access to a lot of toys in the medical center's waiting rooms.
Playing with kids toys while waiting for a patient keep him being grumpy!

Nice job Marsha!

Taco24  (Level: 140.4 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 26th Nov '08 8:53 PM

So fun, Marsha!

The best I have ever done on a puzzle. Something about us both being teachers tuned me into the scheme of things.


Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Wed, 26th Nov '08 9:04 PM

Okay, so one year I gave my nephew (I think he was 6) a cannister of pick-up sticks. I thought it would help his manual dexterity. My sister said in the future, I was only allowed to give him toys with no more than 3 pieces - preferably 1.

Pennwoman  (Level: 161.8 - Posts: 2476)
Wed, 26th Nov '08 9:11 PM

I was the mom that had all the kids over all the time. One day, I noticed that Sherry, the daughter of a neighbor, was walking funny -- turned out she had at least and inch and a half of Play Doh stuck to her shoe -- and she had spread it through out the house. Play Doh was totally forbidden in my house after that including refusing to buy cereal that had Play Doh as a prize!

Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Wed, 26th Nov '08 9:29 PM

I remember when my younger brother was about two he loved to rock in a rocking chair, so my Dad brought him a rocking chair for Christmas that year that had a music box on it so when he rocked it played, yeah you guessed it my Dad had that music box off there before Christmas day was half over. but J Kent loved the rocking chair anyway and boy did we enjoy the quiet. charlotte

Bbear  (Level: 166.9 - Posts: 2297)
Wed, 26th Nov '08 10:05 PM

There were two I didn't get at all. What on earth is a voice learning????

Liked it, however. Thanks.

Taco24  (Level: 140.4 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 26th Nov '08 10:32 PM

Here is one example of voice learning

Alphabet Apple

Alvandy  (Level: 240.3 - Posts: 7692)
Wed, 26th Nov '08 10:49 PM

Thanks Taco for the Alphabet Apple link. After reading the reviews, looks like a great toy for my two year old grandson.

Taco24  (Level: 140.4 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 26th Nov '08 11:23 PM

BUT, can you stand hear the constant repitition of the same sounds, OVER and OVER AGAIN?

Taco24  (Level: 140.4 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 26th Nov '08 11:24 PM

Additionally, how about a drumset for the little whippersnapper?

Oldcougar  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 1935)
Thu, 27th Nov '08 2:47 AM

Gee, you guys are real party poopers Let the wee darlings have whatever will help their brains grow. I know it hurts like crazy to step on a Lego piece & who wants to pick up Pick-up sticks if you're not playing but those kinds of toys are good for the lil' blighters. Some of the toys listed don't do much to stimulate the brain but kids usually get bored with those quickly. I'm with you are the Play Dough though, too many things get ruined thus making it an expensive toy but on a couple of sites they listed bubbles. Bubbles are delightful, my son spent hours blowing them off the sundeck with just about all the teenagers & adults joining in. Great fun

Good puzzle, Marsha

Gypsylady  (Level: 148.2 - Posts: 6097)
Thu, 27th Nov '08 5:21 AM

Enjoyed your Wordpuzzle, Marsha! Thanks!


1mks  (Level: 219.5 - Posts: 5925)
Thu, 27th Nov '08 9:56 AM

Thanks guys and gals. I remember one Christmas two of my aunts BOTH gave my son a set of drums. He had a ball until he hit them too hard and broke both of them. The toy he had that I hated the most that was that silly 'inch worm' that you sat on and moved across the floor. The sound was gross.
I'm in Georgia so I can't stay on as long as I usually do. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Marsha

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