Meet Lily’s new best friend: Purpllinker. She has a hard time remembering that name, so it gets called all sorts of things, mostly “Pinkle Eater”. It’s a very cool toy, made up of segments that can be bent into any letter of the alphabet, numbers 0-9, and many other shapes. As you can see, Lily adores it. She played with it at the kids’ gymnastics classes during the summer, she asks to play with it while they are in school, and she and Johnny fought over it the entire drive to Montreal.
My kids like to watch me form it into numbers and letters, but mostly they like to make their own shapes with it. The Purpllinker even comes to life. Lily loves that she can touch the ceiling of the minivan holding it. Some people might find the fact that all of the letters of the alphabet are a bit squarish annoying, but I like it – and my kids seem to recognize them just fine.
I love that this toy is all one piece – no small parts to get lost, or to worry about baby friends choking on. It folds up nice and small, so I can keep it in my purse or even jacket pocket. It is well made, and has withstood hours of play with little sign of wear and tear.
Do you have a favorite educational toy that your kids play with for hours on end?