It’s been a while since I’ve had a child in the house who wants to play with Maxi Hama Beads (3+), more is the pity, but we keep a box of them here anyway, for visiting small people or because just occasionally they hit the spot for one of the big kids in some indefinable way. Maxi Beads, which are far chunkier than the ordinary Midi Bead size, are lovely for young fingers. I’ve used them for so many things – threading beads, counting tools, sorting tools – and then of course there is the added bonus of actually using them as intended. When small people are very little, they don’t tend to remember and need them ironing either, which is a great money saver and as they get older, they make glorious toys, being strong and chunky, or wall decorations.
This is Josie using them at about 18 months, under supervision of course – she loved them from a really early age.
My lovely friend Josie the Bigger recently reviewed some for me – you can see how much 3 year old Kai enjoyed them over at Sleep is for the Weak.
To enter (UK only) leave a comment below. If you tweet the competition, leave another comment, if you facebook it, leave another. If you blog a link to PoP or PlayMerrily, leave more comments. I have two sets to give away to a lucky winner.
I will draw the competition on Saturday 19th November at 12pm and the winner will have one week to send me their address. If we get lots of entries, I’ll add some PlayMerrily gift vouchers in too