Use Household Items to encourage creative play and imagination
You don't have to spend loads of money to get the latest and greatest gadget for your kids. It’s great to have a few things around the house that you can pull out on a rainy day.
Here are a few we have tested at home to great success!
Pots/Pans and containers: They make noise and you can put things in them, what more do you need! Our favourite was the sieve, its great with chopsticks and pipe cleaners.
Dried Pasta: My son loves to help in the kitchen. He is quite content to be have some containers with dried pasta. He has a great time tipping them in and out while I cook dinner. (Supervision recommended so they don't swallow anything)
Role play and dress up: You can use anything at all my son loves our clothes to get dressed in as they are bigger and easy to put on! and also you can pick up some cheap items from the 1-2-3 dollar shops too, add in some string for extra fun and coordination learning.
The Couch: The favourite hide and seek spot! (and behind the curtains) And if you have a sheet or blanket you can make a tent.
The cardboard box: One of our favourites! It can be anything you want the sky is the limit. I have dedicated my latest book The Racecar to this amazing imagination fuelled box! Check it out here.