They're also good for busy little hands!
I've got two little boys who are super busy. They come up with some of the most creative ideas for fun and this is one of Owen's favorite. We like to pour a bunch of dried beans on a rubbermaid top and see what kind of fun can be made with them.There are only two rules: 1. Don't put the beans in your mouth and 2. The beans have to stay on the mat. Other than that, it's a free for all. We push them with the bulldozers, slide them down tubes and into egg cartons, scoop them with spoons, or sort them by color. What do you do with your kids while you're making dinner?