L has been asking me about a toy he remembered from childhood. It was wooden, and there were these round wheels and then different lengths of spokes and you used them to build.
I found them at our local toy store under the brand name of Fiddlesticks, although they also go by Tinker Toys. I picked up a set of them to keep Little N and L busy together during the Thanksgiving break. The toys practice kiddo's fine motor skills, his imagination, his verbal skills (asking for help) and his social skills (building with L).
First night with the new Fiddlesticks and they are a hit! For kiddo and his plush pals.