Having watched a few children opening their birthday presents of late I noticed the surprise and excitement on their faces when they see what is inside, then ten minutes later they are sat in the box, “it’s a boat”, “it’s a hat”, “I’m a robot”, “it’s a drum”, “I’m hiding!”
It’s great to give our children lovely things but I think it’s all too easy to forget that we need to help them develop their imagination.
So many toys these days are so real that they are not allowing the child to imagine and it takes out the ” lets pretend” that is so important to a child’s development, making them grow up too quickly.
How will you encourage your child’s imagination today?child in box photo

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