Play is the highest form of research {The Ordinary Moments}

Every week I aim to link up with Donna from What the Redhead Said and her linky #TheOrdinaryMoments a place where we can reflect on how our children have grown and freeze frame a moment in time. This week I am focusing in on the fact that toys don't have to be hugely expensive to be enjoyable.

Play is the highest form of research {The Ordinary Moments}

Play is the highest form of research - Albert Einstein

When you look back at your childhood what toys stand out? Was it a fuzzy felt set, a wooden dolls house, perhaps some dolls or teddy bears. For me it is a mixture of all these things and more but one particular thing stands out and you know how much that cost? Zilch, nada, nothing. That's right they were absolutely free and continue to be. Yes far less than it's alternative the plastic bag and safer too the cardboard box is a very useful thing and has inspired generations to get creative and imaginative
for years.



Play is the highest form of research {The Ordinary Moments} 


As children my sister and I would escape from our parents and head to family friends who were old enough to be our grandparents. There we were supplied with cardboard boxes and the freedom of their garden to do some pretend play. We often set up house or shop with these boxes under the trees. Turning the boxes on their sides for a variety of different heights while the surrounding branches of the trees hung overhead and acted as a fake roof providing shade.

Today that garden and the house they lived on are non existent. In their place are two houses and gardens. Yes the place truly was very big. My playground dreams now exist purely in my heart and mind.

Play is the highest form of research {The Ordinary Moments}


Cardboard boxes though are plentiful and the delight that my sister and I had as children lives on in our kids. As they crawl in and make themselves comfortable we are transported back to times of fun and laughter. As we pretend that the cardboard box is anything their hearts desire.

So when a cardboard box found it's way into our home the girls had fun sitting in it and playing at being in a train. Such an ordinary box in shape and form but something that ignites the imagination.

What sparks you and your children's imaginations?

The Ordinary Moments

Comments

  1. Very true and looks like a lot of fun x

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  2. Ordinary moments and playing with my daughter are the best things in my life!

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  3. We love cardboard boxes here too! However sometimes they use the boxes I need to keep, this year our Christmas Tree box got turned into a boat and then ended up being ripped all the way along - but they enjoyed themselves.

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  4. Sometimes a cardboard box is just the best toy - and it really helps to grow a child's imagination too! x

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