Showing posts with label imaginary play. Show all posts
Showing posts with label imaginary play. Show all posts

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Unplug Kids From Technology with Crocheted Toys

I have been having fun crocheting toys for my grandkids. Crocheting is a cheap, eco-friendly way to bless kids and to encourage simple, back to basics play.  It is easy to unplug kids from technology with toys that attract and entice such as play mats, toys and loveable stuffies for old-fashioned play.
There are countless patterns for crocheted toys. Play mats were fun to make, especially knowing they will provide hours imaginative playtime. The first is a farm play mat. I added the woodland animal appliques and decided to use wooden or plastic farm animals with the mat.

This undersea play mat just needs to be made larger with a plain blue area for crocheted sea creatures.Again. I added the appliques from too many patterns to mention but there are countless patterns on Pinterest or on Goggle.
A hand puppet and finger puppets.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Ode to an Orchard Playground

A place from your past or childhood, one that you’re fond of, is destroyed. Write it a memorial.

i stand on hot concrete
staring at a large edifice of
glass like steel and
steel like glass.
yet I do not see this
reflected in the mirror like steel
i see a cluster of
wild apple trees,
through the eyes of children
it is a magical orchard
created just for them
lying in the tall grass,
shaded by succulent fruit
a Garden of Eden
perfect backdrop for
imaginary games and
apple banquets
fit for a princess