You can pick up one of these old clunker typewriters for just a few dollars. Go for an even more vintage-y one and it makes a pretty hipster addition to a kid's room decor. But even cooler is how much fun it is to play with.
When Jean Van't Hul of The Artful Parent brought this thrifty find home, she had big ideas about her daughter banging out stories and letters to grandma. So far there has been more banging -- and hours of it -- than literary genius. But we don't doubt that that day will come in good time. Meanwhile it makes a great and inexpensive boredom buster with some big learning potential.
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