Tuesday, May 25, 2010
We Play - Imaginary Games
Today I'm linking up with Childhood 101's We Play - where ideas for playtime with kids are shared.
Last week, my niece (Miss C, almost 3 years old) spent an afternoon with my daughter (20 months) and I. We read lots of books, sang songs, drew and baked, but when Miss C declared that she wanted to play a game, I had to stop and think. My little girl, Abbey, is too young for board games and the like, so we don't have any in the house and I drew a blank as to what else we could play.
Luckily, Miss C came up with another idea: 'Let's do fairy dances, Aunty Megan!' she said. So we danced and twirled and then, when we were tired and dizzy, we sat down on two chairs that happened to be out in the lounge room. I had a flash of my childhood games and put one chair in front of the other (as in the picture above, with Miss C waiting patiently there) - and we spent ages playing imaginary games.
The chairs became a car, with me as the driver in the front (illegally, I might add, allowing little Abbey to sit on my lap in the front seat - tut tut) and Miss C sat in the back laughing as we turned some very exaggerated corners, beeped the horn and went over bumpy roads. Then the chairs became a boat and we sang 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat' as we sailed along.
It really is fun to act like a kid sometimes. Oh, and Abbey and Miss C had fun too...
Posted at 11:52 AM