A couple weeks back, the girls were gifted a tangram set from Laurie. I said, "Thanks." and I smiled. I kept my excitement subdued until after she left.
TANGRAM!!! Woot! Woot! Holy moley mole!!! a FLIPPIN' TANGRAM set!!!!! For FREE!! For US!! To KEEP!!!! FOREVER!!!!
I know. It's kind of sad how happy I am. But it's big-sized and made out of sturdy smooth wood and comes with a whole book on shapes we HAVE to make using all the pieces. It's a super math challenge for the brains. Think of all the spatial geometry skillz we're going to have after hours of enjoyment with this thing. It's making me happy that we're probably going to be mathematical geniuses. Be afraid. Be very afraid.