We scored big this last weekend on Craigslist. We found a 24"x36" Porta-Trace Light Table for $60! We gave it a test run with some gems purchased from the Dollar Store and some clear orange colored cups found at Target.
Both boys were in heaven and so focused on what they were doing. Porter love filling up the orange cups and then taking the gems out. Caden got more creative as time went on. He would shake the gems in the plastic cups, dump them out. Then he realized the dump truck would be more efficient to load and unload. Problem solving skills at work!
I fell in love with the light table when I stumbled upon it at Play at Home Mom. It a genius tool that has so endless possibilities of keeping your little ones creative and promoting learning by playing.