Thursday, January 8, 2009

Learning to write with Aqua Doodle

My lil one is now 21 months old and he is learning to write .. on the wall .. on the cushions .. on his hands and feet .. on the floor .. on his grandma's legs ... everywhere!

We started off with pencils and paper, then upgraded to pens cos the pencils easily breaks off with lil one handling it so rough. The headache with pens is that .. you know lah .. cannot be rubbed off! So we have lines drawn all over grandma's house!

Hubby spotted this really cool toy for him to learn to write. Its called the Aqua Doodle! I normally do not allow hubby to buy anything expensive (by my standards la .. cos I am an alcheapo mommie mah) but this one - I must say is a GOOD BUY! Well done hubby! I simply love it.


















Its basically a mat that can only be drawn using a marker filled with just water. After scribbling or drawing, the image dries off by itself in a minute or two and the mat is all clear again for new scribbling!


Lil one has been busy with this toy since we got it for him two weeks ago from Jusco. But of course having "lil monster" as a nickname has its reason ... my lil one decided to test out the marker in his mouth and realised that it has got water .. and since then, he would try to put the marker in his mouth and suck the water out like as if its his Barney water tumbler! Headache!

12 comments:

Josephine said...

He must be enjoying learning writing there!
Good found!

Asianmommy said...

We love Aquadoodle. They make little ones you can take on the go, too.

mommy to chumsy said...

oh it's a cool toy. yes, expensive too :D as long as the child is happy and can learn to write eh?

well, i also hate pen marks all over the place *sigh*

Rina said...

cool toy - i should get one for Rowena since she has started drawing on the walls and furniture!!

Lovely Mummy said...

its fun, i thought to buy one for my son too..

huisia said...

wow,suck the marker somemore? not hazardous?

Mummy In Vain said...

looks fun to kids, but isn't it a bit dangerous to let ur kid suck the color? poison wor....

FAMILY FIRST said...

Dear Huisia & Mommy in Vain, its ok actually .. its just water mah. No color or any chemical material cos no paint is involved.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

My kids have enjoyed the Aqua Doodle! Great toy.

Kristie said...

what a cool toy! :)

kel said...

I bought it for my girl last X'mas, she loves it, we like to play tic-tac-too with it now :)

Baby Darren said...

You can try let him draw on those doodle board. Also, there are water base marker pens around. It is washable and not worry if he draws on his hand or on the floor. Easily wash/wipe off.