In my house, there is always a difference between the educational toys I think should be kept for my three boys and the toys that they actually play with.
Last year, I bought them a really nice balance scale (it's just plastic, but it still works well), and another small scale for weighing objects. They also received weighted numbers that "add up." For example, the 2 and the 1 combined weigh as much as the 3 does.
They NEVER play with this stuff! It was collecting dust from being out all the time, so I put it in a bin. Nobody ever asks for it. Maybe they've forgotten about it, but I think really they're just not interested.
Would you let this go? Or keep it stored somewhere and conduct educational play sessions from time to time? And then how do I remember that we have it and where I put it!?