Creative Play – Letting Children #FreeTheirImagination
– I think the most fun type of play there is. With A.C. we have always tried to make sure that he is exposed to all types of play, but the one I look forward to the most is the imaginative play. As a child I remember the hours of fun we used to have playing make believe (couch cushions make the best forts!) and coming up with the most wonderful “creations” with the extensive arts & craft supplies we had. I have been so excited to see the start of A.C.’s imagination developing, from starting to “feed” and “wash” his teddy bears to pretending to be a lion crawling around on all fours, and I hope to be able to continue to foster his imagination and creativity for many years to come.
|One of A.C.’s recent works of “art”
|I truly believe that a great imagination and a little determination can lead to great success in life.
Having the skills to think outside the box not only helps with simple problem solving as a child, but also can be a great asset as an adult. That is why I am so excited to share with you the Free Their Imagination contest from Energizer
. Energizer is a proud supporter of creative play, and has partnered with Crayola to give away over 2,000 Prizes to help encourage creative play with your children.
So how does it work? From now until Oct 1, 2012 there will be HOURLY draws for Crayola prizes!!! First, head on over to the Energizer Free Their Imagination Facebook page to enter, you can enter once per hour. Use the bonus PIN:
To earn an additional entry. You can hunt around for other Free Their Imagination Bonus PINs to get even more entries, check out twitter #FreeTheirImagination. (I’ll help get you started, make sure you stop by Whispered Inspirations
, Mommy Kat and Kids
, and Nugglemama’s Handful
). Happy Hunting & Good Luck!
How do you encourage imaginative play with your children? What are their favorite activities to take part in?
Disclosure – I am participating in the Energizer program by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.