Out shopping for Christmas gifts yesterday, I chanced upon a book my family would clearly enjoy. Mya and Lucas love building things - especially Mya. Lucas uses his Brain Box regularity and Mya loves the Marble Run, and when I'm in the garage, there's a voice from behind saying, "whatch doin'?"
The book is called Make Your Own Contraptions: Design and Build 50 Marvelous Machines ISBN 978-0715328064.
It is full of pulleys, inclined slopes, cantilevers, 2 litre plastic coke bottles, wood blocks, and bricks - everything you need to turn on light switches, launch rockets, and turn pages in books.
I think the only one who won't love this book is Catherine, as it is bound to make a mess ;>