free their imagination

It never ceases to amaze me when I see what my children can come up with on their own. Several weeks ago I brought in a piece of wood that was leftover from a project and plopped down a mason jar full of crayons. Immediately it was dumped and they got straight to work creating, decorating and beautifying a splintery old piece of scrap wood. Suddenly (after tripping over their feet to run upstairs to “grab som-fin”) it was transformed into the most colorful animal “ski hill” you ever did see. Then it morphed into an animal bridge, then a highway with a bumper to bumper traffic jam.

free their imagination

free their imagination

free their imagination

free their imagination

I think if you give any little boy or girl the chance to paint, build, bake or do anything hands on they’d pick any of those over sitting in front of the TV or playing a game/app on the ipad. Play is just a part of them.

It is in playing, and only in PLAYING, that the child is able to be CREATIVE and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the child DISCOVERS the self.

 

This is why my hands, clothes and rubber boots often look the same as my boys. We’re serious about our playtime and have the best days when mama is “on” and 100% involved and excited to play, bake, color, build, run, explore…..

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To enter the contests visit The Energizer Bunny on facebook! Your Natural Mommie exclusive code is: Crayon

Disclosure – I am participating in the Energizer program by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation for my participation in the campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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