Fun with dad – tape measures
If you’ve run out of ideas on what to do with your little one, your toolbox typically provides a welcome relief to find new things to play with for a while. I just discovered that you can keep a 3 year old entertained for several hours by letting him play with a standard tape measure (the ones that roll up automatically). He discovered seemingly endless ways to use it – measure stuff, see how far it goes, work out how to lock it in position, see how fast the blade rolls up or holding down the hook and letting it roll up across the floor / table.
So far he hasn’t managed to break it (yet) … and the novelty hasn’t worn off either. What more can you ask for?