Tegu blocks: Our new favorite toy

Tegu blocks: Our new favorite toy

Last weekend in New York, my husband and I had some time to walk on the High Line and explore the Chelsea area.  We stopped in a unique pop-up shop called Story.

Each 4-6 weeks, Story closes down and starts over with a new concept.  The current concept is Good; this includes all sorts of products that give back.  There was so much I wanted to buy, but the prices were high.

I settled on these Tegu magnetic pocket blocks that I thought both of my kids would enjoy and would be perfect to keep them occupied with dining out.

Fast forward to Saturday night, when we decided to take the kids for a delicious dinner at The Winchester.  It is light and airy and has fresh, locally sourced food.

After we ordered (trout for the 8-year old), I whipped out the Tegu blocks.  The only thing that could have been better is if I had more of them!

The kids each had 100 seconds to make their creation and then we switched.  Animals, benches, shapes, letters and abstract sculptures were designed by all of us.

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I think I might have solved the kids getting antsy in restaurant problem.

How do you keep your kids occupied when you dine out? 

P.S. Meatless Monday will be back next week.  In the meantime, you might enjoy Black Bean, Corn, Red Pepper Salad and My New Favorite Salad.

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