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Saturday, October 8, 2011

How Does this Thing Work?

Is your vacuum on the fritz? Has your radio given up the ghost? If it can’t be fixed, don’t throw it out. Give your child a screwdriver and let her remove all of the screws and take it apart piece-by-piece (with it unplugged, of course.)

This is a wonderful way to teach your kids about the inner workings of household items. Make sure she knows that she is never to take things apart unless you give her permission.

1 comment:

  1. What fun! But you're so right about cautioning them about the whole 'permission' thing. A good friend of ours has a son who was 'proficient' with a screwdriver at a very early age. One day, she went to set a casserole on the table and the entire table collapsed into a pile of junk. Her two-year-old son had crawled under the table and removed every single screw!