Today I want to share a tried and true toy with you.
When my mother was downsizing a couple of years ago, I brought it home. Last year I brought it out for Miss O and Izz. It has been really interesting to see how their use of the pieces has developed and increased in complexity over that time. They love this set and it is almost the first thing they ask for when they come to visit.
This set is about 25 years old and was made not far from where we live. I suspect that it is no longer produced, however, it is a very simple principle and one that you could do yourself.
There are many simple, self-directed play ideas which are valuable for pre-school children.