We all know that, provided with nothing else, kids will play with three pebbles and a bit of string. That is the beauty of open-ended toys like this piece from Mouta. It’s sold as “a small open-topped building… or an ice cream shop?” – the question mark is theirs.
I could form a theory that it’s the toys with question marks attached to them are the ones that will be played with the longest – but instead, let me just say that a simple shape that can be a shop, a kitchen, a market stall, a puppet theatre… or whatever your child desires, well, that’s worth its weight in gold (or indeed the Mouta asking price of â‚¬200.00).
And when it’s as attractive as this one is, the parents certainly won’t mind having it around, either.