Lenore Skenazy in the Free Range Kids blog alerts us to the idea of fake logs for children to play on. She – and many of the people replying – are justifiably bemused, angered or just plain gobsmacked by this, although not everyone is as super-critical as I might have imagined. I am pondering my response – I may go and whittle a stick while I do.
Dear reader, what are your thoughts? Are plastic logs (the advert is linked here) a nifty gimmick to get children moving? Too sanitised to be of use? A depressing way of undermining natural education? Or what?