Sunday, August 15, 2010

SOOC | Encouraging Creative Play

When I grew out of my toys my mom put many of them into storage for the day when I would have my own children. Let me tell you, 30 years takes a toll on things when they get packed, unpacked, moved from here to there and ultimately, left in the elements. Not everything made it and the most damage/loss took place after my mom passed away some 16 years ago.

Finally, those toys {albeit only a handful now} are in our hands, being played with - just as my mom envisioned so many years earlier.


Unfortunately, I tossed a Little People house, schoolhouse and, sadly, a castle  because of the damage from not being stored properly(the later I probably could/should have saved; but the  pressure of limited time pushed me to toss it); but what he doesn't know doesn't bother him, right? (The castle still bothers me...)

 
 

But what is so wonderful about having these toys here in our home is that he has spent hours playing with them, making up little lives and conversations that are NOT birthed from any movie, TV, Lego or video game characters.




He is playing with these timeless toys the way toys were meant to be played with...


  By using his imagination.



It's quite an imagination.




Slurping Life
Straight out of the Camera

4 comments:

carrie said...

THE A-FRAME HOUSE! Oh my God...I might have to come over and play with Harrison. I have the school? Pleeease?

Love the airport, too. We never had that one, but I had a friend who did.

I'm sure all of our stuff was sold off at a garage sale for pennies...at least your mom had good intentions in saving it for you!

Jen said...

I absolutely love all the Fisher Price toys. Definitely brings back some good memories.

Christina said...

Oh, oh! Such marvelous toys and memories here! Classic toys are the BEST!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

We have all of those, except the airport. We also have the town that opens up, which is in near perfect shape. It all makes me smile so big! :)

Thank you so much for sharing with me!