Why I should buy stock in scotch (tape that is)

There’s a great article on Wired.com by GeekDad Jonathan Liu about the 5 Best Toys of All Time.

While I wholeheartedly agree about the joy of sticks, boxes, twine and above all dirt — there is a glaring omission from his most excellent article:

Tape. And lots of it. Case in point:

Claire’s version of London Bridge. Constructed completely on her own in a quiet hour which I used to whip up a 30 minute Rachael Ray dish (really, don’t these always take like 20 minutes longer than they should?).

The bridge hung on until this morning when her bouncing turtle finally shook it from the couch.

So I say hand over a roll of tape to your little one, see where it takes them! It’s cheap, easy to clean up and there’s probably a half dozen rolls stashed in your junk drawer as you’re reading this. 

6 thoughts on “Why I should buy stock in scotch (tape that is)

  1. Tape is my daughter's favorite art supply! I buy a 3 pack every time I go to Target. And I buy the good stuff. The generic doesn't work as well. She tapes everything!

  2. I agree! My girls have been loving colored duct tape — and before I realized, my littlest taped up all her artwork in her room with duct tape, where it will remain forever or until I buy more paint.

    oh, and my daughter's buddy asked for tape for her 7th birthday present. We were happy to oblige.

  3. I agree! My girls have been loving colored duct tape — and before I realized, my littlest taped up all her artwork in her room with duct tape, where it will remain forever or until I buy more paint.

    oh, and my daughter's buddy asked for tape for her 7th birthday present. We were happy to oblige.

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