One of the great games the kids have been playing lately is "Office." Our oldest expressed interest in learning how to type. I figured the computer keyboard wouldn't be quite the same as learning on a real typewriter. I mentioned this to my mom one day and she said she had an older typewriter she was planning on getting rid of because it was not being used. So on her next visit she brought up this typewriter that we used when I was at home.
The kids couldn't wait to pull it out, set it up and get to work. One sits in the chair, or at the "desk" and types away all forms of pertinent information. Most of the information gathered reads something like, "eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff," and the like. It's such good fun, and they are so official when doing it.
Lately, next to the typewriter they've set up the adding machine. So one does calcultions while the other pecks away at the keys.
The kids have had a great time using these archaic tools!
Just think of the days when young girls aspired to one day grow up to be a "Secretary." Look how far we've come!