Better half and I were recently looking for ideas on keeping grandson amused, scouring the range of toys in Sainsbury’s looking for something to develop his imagination. We both realised at the same time that almost all modern toys are crap, only intended to amuse for a few minutes.
Instead we remembered the kitchen science experiments we’d done at his age, vinegar and bicarbonate, floating matches and a drop of detergent, making pinhole cameras. There are lots of ideas on the web too, so stuff the brightly-coloured plastic and mountains of misleading packaging. Time to break a modern habit I think.