This week, my two year old son grew an attachment to a certain keyboard toy that plays demo tunes. It was cute to begin with, but when I’ve heard the demo tune on repeat for the zillionth time before lunch, I just want to take out the batteries. Then I realise, there’s a cupboard full of other musical toys that don’t require batteries. Oh well, at least those don’t have demo tunes.

Here’s this week’s Instagram.


In a world filled with lights and sounds galore, it is nice to embrace a world where no batteries are required; even if it is only for awhile.

Here are some other no batteries required plays from last week’s weekly Kids’ Co-op:


August 2012

Weekly Kids Co-op

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Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is an Aussie mum and teacher who shares her love for play, math games, writing and reading activities. She believes that #playmatters, values curiosity & wonder, wisdom, obedience and respect. She also needs naps. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed.