Over our front entry I have a crafted sign that reads, “Simplify.” Sometimes simplify means taking one extracurricular class instead of two, sometimes it means boxed mac & cheese for dinner instead of homemade, and… sometimes it means giving your child a piece of red material instead of a Superman costume.
If you give your child a Superman costume they imagine themselves as Superman. If you give your child a piece of red cloth they can be Superman, Little Red Riding Hood, She-Ra, or even a pizza-man lady (as my daughter has informed me she aspires to be). They can use the material as a scarf for dress-up, as a blanket for a stuffed animal, or as a bandage while playing doctor.
Walk around your house today. What toys do you have that are robbing your child of the ability to imagine?
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