Friday, September 9, 2011
Stuffed Animals Spark Imagination
Last Sunday a boy and his mother that came to my booth. His name was Jeffrey and he was 10 years old. He began playing with one toy then another and he was making stories up about each one. It was fun to watch, he kept at it for about 5 minutes. Finally I commented to his mom that he had quite an imagination. She smiled and replied back that it was unusual for him and that he typically does not play like that. He wanted about 4 of my items but mom said she was on a budget and could not afford to buy any now. I felt bad for Jeffrey but I understand being on a budget. I gave his mom my card and I hope she contacts me in the near future.
My memory of Jeffrey encourages my creativity. It seems many of our children today don't have an opportunity to use their imagination because of the saturation of video games, sports, etc. Using our imagination is very necessary, it promotes thinking out of the box, inventions and freedom of thought. We need to encourage our future Spielberg, Jobs and Gates with anything they can use their imagination with, whether it is paints, Legos, blocks or Cuddle Wumkins!