12 Great Creative Play Toys For Kids: A list of toys that are powered by imagination and can be used over and over again, in new settings and surroundings.
The power of your own imagination is pretty gosh darn wonderful, no? So when it comes time to pick out toys for our children, we make sure to balance their high tech gadgets with a lovely assortment of creative play toys too. Our definition of “creative play toys” is pretty broad, but we’re basically looking for toys that can be used over and over again, in new settings and surroundings.
In the hands of our daughter’s, a raccoon puppet can be an innocent baby left all alone in the forest and now her Mommy is frantically searching for her. But never fear! A group of kindhearted puppets have taken her in and will now care for her until her Mommy returns.
But, that same raccoon puppet now becomes something entirely different when our boys get a hold of it. In their hands, it’s a rabid, raging, wild animal set on destroying every garbage pail in town. Wary be the human that sneaks out the side door when this angry critter is on the prowl!
See where we’re headed with this? So what may look like idle mindlessness to an adult – like stacking Connectagons until they crash (over and over and over again) or playing with puppets for hours – is actually very important to the development of their brains. And, when we choose a healthy balance of both electronic and non-electronic toys for our children, we’re helping them make the most out of their down time.
Just so you know, most of these toys are already in our home, but a few newbies were sent to us to test out.
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