One of the most amazing things about kids is their imaginations. Remember when you were a kid playing in the backyard with your best friend? You might be on a swing set, but to you it represented the vines in a forest and you might have been Tarzan. Or perhaps you were at the playground riding one of those spring action animals. Of course, in your mind you were Zorro or The Lone Ranger and when you were around no bad guys dared to show up.
Times have changed some and while there are more sophisticated and newer toys, nothing beats a child's imagination. As a parent or caregiver, you know that kids need guidance of course, but they also need room to grow and explore. The best part of these changes in your child is that you get to see them happening and you wouldn't change that for anything.
When considering toys for your child you want to keep in mind that while you naturally want something that is entertaining, children also need toys and activities that stimulates their minds and uses their imagination. Toys or games that are used in pretend play are very important in that aspect, as it gives them something tangible to use, yet they also get to figure out how to use it in their own way.
A great example of this type of pretend play is the Build it Myself Playhouse
. This wonderful toy is made of solid wood, with boards that slide together like a puzzle. This enables them to change it around so it becomes a fort, Puppet Theater or whatever strikes their imagination. Which, of course, is the whole point, using their imagination. Bring one of these home and be amazed at what your child is capable of creating.
Labels: boys, childrens-toys, girls, learning, pretend-play
by: RonJun eShop