Here at Magic Cabin HQ we’re definitely in support of an emerging movement branded The Genius of Play.
Has your family jumped into the fray? (Or should we say jumped out of the fray?)
Are you rethinking your family’s over-scheduled, over-budgeted, exhausting schedule of lessons/team sports/tutors/enrichment/competitions? Do you wax sentimental over your own faraway childhood when everything was simpler and the kids just played?
Yeah, same here.
We’re delighted to see recent supporting data that urges parents towards open-ended, free and imaginative play for their children…just to see where it may lead.
Which may be nowhere.
Or may lead to something very interesting!
Open-ended imaginative play is where kids are free to dream, to experiment with new ideas, to examine their fears, and so much more. Play even builds teamwork and leadership skills. In a nutshell, imaginative, free and open-ended play is what Magic Cabin is all about–and always has been. #yaytoplay
We watch our kids grow, marveling at how fast they develop language skills, move through clothing and toys, experiment (or not) with foods, and the list goes on. Plenty of families go through the tutu trials and the chicken nugget decade. What we don’t always see on the surface are the ways in which the brain develops, and muscles gain strength, and emotions develop. Play supports all of this behind-the-scenes work in so many ways.
A child’s work is to play!
Scan below for a (very) general guideline of developmental building blocks, and toys and games that support healthy, happy kids. Magic Cabin is proud to design and carry toys and games that beautifully illustrate every one of these developmental categories. Take a peek with your children, and as always, we’d love to hear from you.
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