We have one of those big activity boxes in our living room that are mostly for really little ones. We haven’t gotten rid of it yet because our boys still play with it sometimes. They like to move the beads along the wires and move the little animals along the paths on the top. For some reason it still holds their attention.
One day last week Sweet Pea was sitting at his ‘box’ moving each bead on the abacus board and counting. This is sort of like the trip to the grocery store when he started counting the pumpkins. I love it when my boys learn something and show that they like it by integrating it into their everyday play!