Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Sometime ago I picked up three sets of counting manipulatives in Target $1 spots – cubes, triangles and cylinders. I haven’t seen any counting with them yet, but plenty of playing. Those colorful manipulatives were food supplies for her castle, various ingredients in pretend cooking, weapons, books, chairs, mini-houses and hospital beds. I overheard Anna talking about one of her hospital patients: He is very sick. His throat hurts, he swallowed the hamburger, and it went to his leg, his heart is not beating, and he has an earache. Seriously sick indeed, but nothing that 103 cups of medicine cannot fix.

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8 comments:

MaryAnne said...

103 cups of medicine fixes everything? lol that's too funny!

We just bought those same blocks at Target yesterday, and my kids used them all afternoon to build "castles"!

Christy said...

103 cups of medicine? Yikes!

Ticia said...

Wow, that was one sick patient. If that's all it takes to fix things for her patients I want to be one.

Debbie said...

This is cute, but boy I don't know about the 103 cups of medicine!

Infant Bibliophile said...

I'm going to lose so much money when Target opens here in November. :)

My Family My Forever said...

I am going to Target tomorrow and hope to find these. You are always finding the best stuff in the Dollar Spot there!

Oh my goodness, she is cracking me up with the quote you included at the end!

The girl who painted trees said...

I saw these at Target but my first thought was "J-jo will just eat those!" It sounds like Anna is having tons of fun with them. She is such a creative and imaginative little girl.

homeage said...

LOL .. that is one terrible diagnosis!

Funny how things bought for one thing always seem to turn into something else, isn't it? Ah, to have the eyes of a child again, when anything is possible!