Friday, September 3, 2010
In our modern society it is easy to buy kids, more, more, more. Toys are literally a dime a dozen. Toys that whizz, bang, light up and sing songs. The thing though is that a lot of modern toys take the imagination out of play, the toy is what it is and does what it does.
There is something so special about watching a little one really using their imagination when they play. One of our most versatile toys is some old wooden blocks made by my girls great granddad made many, many years ago. They have been played with in so many different ways. The little one likes to bang them together and chew on them. Holly has built towers, roads and houses with them on many an occasion. This day, when I asked her what we should make, she decided a fairy house, and so we did. A fairy house with a fairy picnic table where the fairies can eat their fairy food.
Then the best bit for me... sitting back and watching the magic begin, as my little girls settles down to play imaginary tea parties with her 'fairies'