The Right Toy

Still processing yesterday's sweet victories and callous disappointments. Though I wish I'd taken a video of Mali jumping up and down on the couch yelling "OBAMAOBAMAOBAMA!" during that gentleman's first speech as President-Elect.

In the meantime, I'd like to show you an example of how wonderful it is to find the right toy for a kid like Leelo. The toy in question is a Tactile Pathway made by WePlay and sold by BeyondPlay, and was Seymour's mother's birthday gift for our almost-eight-year-old boy:


The background song "Pony Boy" is one of Leelo's favorite tunes. It is sung by Jaycob Van Auken and Stephanie Schneiderman, and is from the That Baby CD--which I partially panned in a MotherTalk review a few months ago. Come to think of it, all my reviews for MotherTalk were mixed, which may be why I haven't heard from them in a while. Hmm. Perhaps honesty is not the best approach when reviewing Blogosphere schwag, if it comes with promotional undertones.

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  1. Not to derail or anything, but that song on the video...I recognized it, googled it, and confirmed-it is a song my grandmother used to sing to me when I was a small child riding on my toy spring rocking horse.

    I had forgotten the song entirely.

    Thank you for bringing back a sweet, sweet memory to an almost fifty year old woman....

  2. Ooh!! I'm going to have to put that on the wish list for the relatives! It's such a beautiful thing when we actually find something that our kids really enjoy. Yippee!

  3. OMG who is covering pony boy???? MUST HAVE FOR CLASS!!!!!!!!

  4. What a cool toy, and what an awesome video! Leelo is like a big version of Jaymes... He moves, talks, hesitates the same way. It's really incredible to watch him.

    I need to get one of those path things for Jaymes.

  5. What a great toy and good job on the video, too! Is it my imagination or has L slimmed down pretty noticeably? He looks great, as always a handsome little man.

  6. You know, I got all fizzy-nosed watching Obama accept, but I didn't cry.

    But at this, I'm crying, because it IS hard to find toys for the Pony Boys. Just thinking about this ordinary thing being a challenge is making the tears come.
    Well, and the song with Leelo playing.
    Off to get a tissue. My nose has run away!

  7. Oh, looks like such a great toy - fun!

  8. Thought I posted this yesterday: "That Baby CD" can be had at Amazon as an MP3 download, or "Pony Boy" can be purchased separately.

    Here's the link to the Pony Boy MP3:
    http://snurl.com/57bli [www_amazon_com]

    BONUS: Amazon doesn't hobble their MP3 with DRM. You can play your music purchase on whatever you like.

    Happy Listening!


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