Imagination

I love the imagination of children.  We think we have to buy them all these toys.  I mean, they have to have a toy cow and horse and pig and chicken and donkey and goat and dog and duck and rooster or how can they play farm?  And then they don’t play with them and they make their own toys which are so primitive yet they love them.

This is Pumpkin 1’s “Camel”.

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Actually it’s a mommy and baby camel with the gas pump cord being a “leash” (she was “walking” her Camel with the leash before).  She was very proud of her camel.  More proud than of any toy we have because this is something she made herself.

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Give your children the gift of imagination and pride for their creations by not overwhelming them with toys.  Just a few simple, open ended toys, especially some building toys and you’ll be surprised at how entertained they are.  Less is more.  If your children are bored the best thing you can do is instead of more toys, take away toys.  Boredom is the seed of imagination and imagination is the roots of creating.

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