Monday, July 16, 2007

No Batteries Required

Here is N. with one of his endless creations done with Lincoln Logs. He likes to call them linking logs! This day he added some green army guys to the mix!

At our house we have lots of old time toys. Wooden building blocks, jacks, dominoes, Spirograph,

Etch-A-Sketch, marbles, jump ropes and other things...

things that don't require batteries or electricity.
I think toys that let a child use his imagination are so much more of a thrill than a game or toy that plays the kid!!! You know what I'm talking about.

In this world where kids are forced to grow up much too fast, why not allow them the chance to just be a kid. My kids are encouraged to spend time lying on their back in the grass to gaze up into the clouds against a magical blue sky, to build forts from salvaged wood odds & ends, to build fairy houses from sticks and bark and moss. They are encouraged to use their imagination and creativity.
Is anyone else out there on the same page with this subject?

1 comment:

julie (jane's apron) said...

yes! My boys are getting a little older but I've gradually thrown out/donated all of my boys toys with one exception...their legos.