Imaginative play is so important for kids! They get to use their imagination, problem solve, and adapt everyday items to be used in new and creative ways. We have a colorful tunnel that came with an indoor play tent — that more often than not, gets turned into a giant caterpillar, a silly outfit, or a sled.
I’ll share photos in just a moment, but first let me tell you about a related blog, Play Dr. Mom. Laura is a psychologist and registered play therapist here in Michigan, she has a lot of neat activities you might enjoy if you’re a parent (or even a grandparent). In her words: “I want it [my blog] to not only share the fun things we do, play, and create … but also WHY those things are SO important.” Today Laura is featuring the ABCs of BPhotoArt at her blog! You can get to know me a little better by reading the ABC style interview (there’s also a linkup of kid-friendly blog posts.)
Ok, now, onto the tunnel snapshots. My toddler loves to hide in the tunnel and have someone find him. But, you’ll notice the tunnel isn’t set up the “proper” way. He prefers to make it a free-standing tube and wiggle it crazily.
Here we are again, another snapshot of him inside the crazy tunnel. Reminds me a bit of hiding under the big parachute as a kid when it is moving wildly about. Can’t tell he’s having fun, right?
Calming down enough for one “say cheese” snapshot… with the promise of more peekaboo play in the tunnel.
Finally, the tunnel was laid on the ground — used as a sled ride. Good opportunity for a phone conversation while enroute!