The list author says: "Inspired to stop letting my kids brains melt in front of the television, I got rid of the Cable. Now what? Mission #1: I went to the thrift store and bought a ton of books to build a nice home library. Mission #2: We needed some 'activity' toys."
"This is a wonderful book, that is so much more than a lecture full of "read to your kids!" It is a book about family bonding, parenting, moral education, and more. It is heartfelt, and easy to read. And the second half is a treasury list of books to read together."
"A CD player for books on tape. Got this from Toys R Us for like $50, so don't spend the $130 that is listed here. Pick up some CD's from the thrift store, and check out some books with CD's from the library once a week."
"SO COOL. Unfortunately, our ants started eating the seal trying to escape. We received another ant farm, but I can't remember what the name of it was, which had no seal, just a well-fitted top, so the ants can't eat their way out."
"Got about 10 of these at Walmart for like $1-$2, showed the kids a YouTube video of somebody's huge domino setup being knocked down, and we were inspired to spend hours building complex setups and knocking them down"