Today is my son Owen’s birthday. He’s two years old. Love that kid.
For his birthday Pam and I bought him this little hot wheels toy. It’s got a “ferris wheel” that you turn to lift the cars up to the top of a ramp, then the cars race down and jump from one ramp to another.
It’s pretty cool.
The box said “Ages 4+” but we ignored it.
I always thought those “age-appropriate” recommendations had to do with whether or not there were small parts that a toddler could choke on.
As it turns out, they were right. This toy was not age-appropriate for little Owen (even though his daddy thought it was pretty cool.) He just couldn’t figure out how it was supposed to work, and it got really frustrating for him really quickly.
Did you know there’s such a thing as “age-appropriate” gear? (more…)