Time For Some Imaginative Play!
One of my all time favorite quotes is “Play Is The Work of the Child” because it could not be more full of truth. Watching my sons play and expand their imagination is simply beautiful and watching them learn and discover all through getting the uninhibited chance to play is something that I highly encourage in our home. Kids have an incredible way of figuring things out on their own and growing their little minds daily. Toys are a great way to facilitate that learning and fun, but not all toys are created equal when it comes to this.
Thank you to Shape Mags Magnetic Stick N Stack for sponsoring this post!
I believe that some toys or activities can actually start to hinder the growth and learning of an excited child – so for my kids, I try to find activities that allow them to create, think, and coordinate their own plans and enjoyment. Nothing is cooler than seeing Ryland take some flat pieces and come to the realization that he can make a house, a train, a zoo (!) all just from his own imagination and the pieces in front of him!
Both of my boys are really into trains and trucks lately, so the fact that these amazing Shape Mags Magnetic toys came with two bases with wheels was ideal for them! When play encourages the need to create and imagine, I have noticed that my kids work together better to achieve a common goal. Lately, they have each been making their own train car from the magnetic shapes and then driving them to their “destination” together. THIS. This is what I live for as a mama.
Kids are eager to see their ideas come to life & that is just what Shape Mags gives them. The ability to think of something in their mind and make it into a reality. My husband and I try to shepherd this skill and lovely childhood trait the best that we can. I know that with a creative spirit and a drive to work hard – anything can be accomplished! I know that my boys have a glimpse of this in their tiny minds as they play and discover in this way.
I also love that this set can really be used by kids (and adults!) of any age! The possibilities are completely endless. As you can see, Landon is still so young that he is just stacking the pieces and learning how the magnetics snap together, but Ryland has figured out a little but more of the engineering side to how they work and hold a figure. I can see how for years to come this will be something that continues to challenge and excite them! Plus, my husband and I love to play alongside them!
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