Whirling Toy Windmill

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When Veronika was quite tiny, I took her outside to marvel at a pinwheel. A mere few months later, she’s so much more aware and alert. We played this indoor version today, and I loved seeing her fascination with and exuberance for a pinwheel!

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First, I simply sat her down and blew on the pinwheel to show her the motion. Her eyes went wide immediately!

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There are two ways you can keep the fun going. First, I let her hold the handle, while I blew and we watched the colors spin.

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But she was way more interested in the second method: I held the handle, and she used her little hands to flick the pinwheel around and around.

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It was quite quickly her favorite toy of the day, occupying her solo play for long stretches. What a simple and yet perfect toy.

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