I’m wondering, do children today play as imaginatively and creatively as much as we did when were kids? I’m pretty sure you, too, have played “House” (and played the role of the mom, maybe?), or even tried dressing up to be the princess in a magical castle in your fantasy play! How about doodling your paper dolls or imaginative characters on cardboards? Ah, those days!
Well, I guess you could say that I am the kind of mom who embraces the value of imaginative play because I enjoyed it so much when I was a kid myself, and I think, I learned a lot from it, too. This is why, imaginative play is still so evident at home now that I have a kid of my own!
I just love it when I see kids using their own imaginations to learn about life and the world because it is the more natural way. The pretend play, for example, makes kids try the social and emotional roles of life. In doing so, they get to realize the power of language as well while developing their cognitive skills in thinking about the scenarios they establish. They learn a lot in just a simple play while having so much fun!
Nurturing the Imagination
How do I encourage my child to use his imagination? Right at home, you could see my kid having several hours of “free time” during the day. By giving him free time, I think I am giving him space to use his creative imaginations as he creates his own games, builds his own characters, etc.
Then there are planned activities to allow him to imagine more. We do have Arts and Crafts projects regularly (of which some of our creations are posted on my Instagram) and he is always given the opportunity to express himself in drawing!
Watch how Kendra’s Imagination becomes real!
Join the Nesfruta Make it #RealNaReal Promo!
Just like Kendra’s drawing (and the 10 other kids in the video), your kids can also draw and have their drawings become real by joining the Nesfruta contest! Yup, Nesfruta will make your kids’ Christmas extra special by bringing their imagination to life as their drawing will be turned into stuffed toys!
Here’s how to join:
Know more about the NESFRUTA Make It #RealNaReal Promo, here. Happy weekend,moms! Let’s all enjoy the rest of the Christmas season!