Toddlers are amazed by a lot of things we don’t give a second glance. Everything is new to them, so I suppose it makes sense. At the top of their list of fantastic inventions that create endless fun are stickers, band-aids, and in my world of toddlers, straws.
The first time my little lady used a straw, we were at a Buffalo Wild Wings. We ordered her a milk and it came with a lid and a straw. She was a little over a year and we thought, why not, she can try it.
It took her a few tries, but once she got it, she was amazed! I may or may not have shed a tear.
She kept testing it out having a blast. If we let her, she would have polished off that milk way before our food arrived.
Lately, straws have taken the forefront in our house. Apparently, they are sooooo much fun. And there are so many different types!! Luckily for you, I’m going to share a run-down of all the “incredible” different types of straws that can be found at your neighborhood Dollar Store.
1. The Standard Straw
It’s straight and boring, but you can still get liquid out of it. If it’s a kiddos first time trying one out, it’s so cool!
2. The Bendy Straw
At first it looks like a standard straw. But wait!! You can bend it! Several minutes worth of fun! Ha!
3. The Scooper Straw
You can eat slurpees with it. You can also still get liquids through it. It’s multi-purpose awesomeness.
4. The Extra Long Bendy Straw
This one expands a lot and can be turned into a loopy straw.
Each straw has had its moment in the limelight in my household. But this week, the star, is the extra long bendy straw. My girl has been obsessed with it! Part of the fun for her is picking out the color. Then she gets to shape it however she wants.
Pretty much the only way I get my kids to drink water is through a straw. So for me, they’re worth having around. And of course the bit of time the kids spend playing with them is also nice. Just be sure you don’t let them play with them when they’re in their drink.
And since my house now has an over abundance of straws, here are a few others things we may consider trying with them:
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Who knew straws could be so fun and entertaining? My kids teach me something new every day.
Are your kids obsessed with straws like mine? Or are they really into something else that surprises you? Please share! I am always open to trying anything that may entertain my little ones!