Imagination is incredibly powerful! I am always amazed at the things my three children come up with. Six-year-old Emma created the Zen-like garden play set pictured above. It’s a creative, calming activity that she enjoys, as well as a fun sensory experience.
Two-year-old Lily is my most verbal child, and her imaginary worlds live within her head, requiring few props. I’ve seen her play for hours with simple strips of paper that become people, buildings, cars – whatever she needs for her small world play.
Four-year-old Johnny has a passion for drawing. He rarely talks about the things he draws, but creates amazing worlds full of characters and props – based off of real life, inspired by books and signs he sees, and completely original creatures of his own making.
I was thrilled to see that the Memetales devoted a week to imagination for their summer Readathon! Emma loved Night Boy and Doors in the Air this week, and all three kids enjoyed There’s a Dinosaur in the Park!
How do you see your children using their imagination?
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