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This wooden octopus counting toy is adorable!

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The only odd thing here is that the tentacles and baby octopi are numbered in a single sequence. It makes sense, I suppose – you want the child to put the numbers in the proper order, and that works better if you’re filling gaps between numbers: 1 _ 3 _ 5, etc.

It’s just . . . unexpected to see an octopus with a tentacle marked “15.”

Wait – a second odd thing is that it has a small parts warning: for 3 yrs & up. Aren’t most kids losing interest in basic counting toys by 3-4? Oh well, it’s still adorable.

Via NOTCOT.