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Welcome to this week’s giveaway–sponsored by Imagine Childhood.
From Sarah Olmsted at Imagine Childhood:
“Imagine Childhood is a family owned and operated company specializing in earth-friendly goods, craft and activity tutorials and educational supplies that support and nurture the magic of childhood. Our carefully curated collection focuses on products that inspire children to create, imagine, and explore.
With an emphasis on quality materials, our toys and tools are made for real kids and real adventures.
September is just around the corner and we’ve turned our eyes to all things fall here at Imagine Childhood.
From fantastic school supplies and classroom goods to handcrafted costumes, wonderful books, and tools for exploring the woods, we have everything you’ll need to make the most of the season.
In addition to our shop we also share free crafts, activities and recipes on our blog which are now easier to access than ever!
Just this summer we transformed eight years of projects and educational blog posts into a clean and simple visual database because we want you to spend your time having fun, not searching through internet archives!
Between that and our recent book, IMAGINE CHILDHOOD: Exploring the World Through Nature, Imagination, and Play- 25 Projects that spark curiosity and adventure, there are a lot of great resources at Imagine Childhood.
Today one lucky Simple Homeschool reader will win a $100 gift certificate to Imagine Childhood’s shop!
With hundreds of unique heirloom quality toys, tools, games, and craft projects to choose from (many of which are $25 or less) and free shipping on orders over $100, that’s a pretty great deal.
How to Win
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To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post answering the question: How old are your kids and what is their favorite type of imaginative play?
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Note: This giveaway is open internationally. Yay, international readers!
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Imagine Childhood is offering a 10% off all purchases now through August 18th! Just use the discount code “simplehomeschool” at check out.
This giveaway has ended, and the winner is Katrina, who wrote “I drool over EVERYTHING from Imagine Childhood! My kids are 7 and 6 years old and their favourite imaginative play is anything outdoors but, most frequently “family”, school or anything animal related.”
My kids are 11 and 13 and their favorite type of imaginative play is playing games in nature.
My kids are 7, 5, and, 1. Their favorite imaginative play right now involves intricate mud pies in the backyard!
I have an eight year old and a two year old. They are loose parts lovers. Bottle caps, nuts and bolts, scrabble tiles, as long as it’s small they can use it in their games.
What a lovely giveaway. My living children are 7 and nearly 4. They adore dress up and pretend play, playing “school”, and building fairy houses.
I love your response-such a simple way to answer “how old are your children?” Without necessarily having to go into lengthy or awkward explanations, that honors the place in the family of the children we have lost. Satisfies the asker while opening a door for further conversation should it be desired. We lost one child to early miscarriage and I often stumble over questions like “how many children do you have?” Because the one I lost is still my child and I want to acknowledge that, but it is not always a good time to tell the whole story.
My kids are 5 and 2 and they love dress up, pretend play, and exploring the creek near our home.
My children are 12,10,&9. They love playing outside. They use their imagination all the time as they play!
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My children are 10, 9, 6, and 2. Their favorite imaginative play is outside, down by the creek.
My children are 4 and 1 and we enjoy pretending to be just about anything 🙂
My kids are 13 and 10, and their imaginary play happens mostly outside- using the natural settings as a backdrop for their stories.
My twins are 4 1/2 and they love turning anything they find into a machine of some sort; a new game is playing ‘road trip’ 🙂
My kids are four and (almost) one. They love pretending they are “The Runaway Bunny” baby and “The Runaway Bunny” kid while I chase them and try to gather them back to me. There is always lots of giggling involved!
My girls are 10, 10 and 9. They still love playing school or dance class where they get to be the teacher. Sometimes adventure hikes in the backyard too.
4,7, 9 and they each like different things: dress-up, Lego, arts/crafts to create
12, 9, 2, and 6 months. They love dressing up and becoming someone new!
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Ages 7 and 4, play superheros and house.
My girls are almost 5 and 8 and their favorite part of imaginary play is creating a scenario, rearranging furniture and bringing things from all over the house to set it up whether it’s a plane a stagecoach, a school, etc. They usually end up in our long hallway creating their scene.
My girls are 2,4, & 6. They love to play pretend family play. I love to listen to them, it gives a good gauge on how I’m doing as a mum! ????
My daughters are 2 and 4. They love to pretend play chef, babysitter, and veterinarian.
I have one child age 11 who loves the outdoors. She often leads my day care kids in imaginative play about being a park ranger or naturalist. Thanks for the giveaway!!
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My boys (8 and 3) love to make their favorite tv shows or video games into real life games. They create props and and turn their rooms into different places and then act out their version of the game or show.
My daughter is 7. She loves to host tea parties for her animals and dolls. Dressing up is of course required 🙂
My children are 9B who loves to play war. 7G who loves to play restaraunt. And 3G who loves to play mom and baby.
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My kids are 12, 10, and 8.
The oldest “loses herself” in books and drawing.
The other two are boys and best buddies. They play Legos and still dress up in a myriad of characters.
My daughter is 10. She loves swimming in the pool pretending to be a mermaid.
My kids are 3 and 6 and they enjoy building fairy houses.
My kids are 10, 8, and 7 and their favorite type of imaginative play is anything involving dressing up and acting things out.
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5, 9 & 12. They love pretending to be characters from books or movies – especially mixing different genres together and being some original characters they’ve created themselves.
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My children are 5, 4, and 1 year old. Their favorite imaginative play is to pretend they are superheroes!
My kids are 9,7 and 4. They love pretending to be their favorite characters and imagining all sorts of adventures.
My kids are 8 and 6 and they love building things, creating and acting out stories, and dressing up. Thank you for the giveaway.
My kids are 7.5, almost 6, 3.5 and almost 1. The big kids LOVE to play dress up and most recently have enjoyed playing spies & “spying” on me and anyone else who happens to come over ☺️
My children are 12, 10, and 7. They all love creating miniature worlds for their hand-made mini stuffies. It can get quite elaborate! 🙂
My kids are 6 and 9 and they love building imaginary places with blocks indoors, or intricate forts outdoors, as they transform toys or themselves into many different characters.
My kids are 11, 10, 8, 6, and 18 months. The boys like playing spy themed games and my youngest son likes making up his own intricate games. My older daughter enjoys games based on her favorite books and baby girl loves anything to do with animals.
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My son is 11 and daughter is 9. They love to tell each other stories that keep expanding, each adding on a bit. Sometimes they will do a puppet show, especially for younger house guests.
My kids are 14, 13, 11, 9, 8, 6, 5, 4, 2, and 9 months. They have a lot of imaginative play together – staging plays, making big tents/forts, building with KEVAs, etc. Without television, we always look for fun toys to help their imaginative play. We’d love to win!
My kids are 5, almost 3, and 2 months. The big kids favorite imaginitive play is with their duplos or dollhouse.
My sweet girls are 8&11 and are currently in a fort building, story writing mode. Plus they are always inventing imaginary creatures that stay with us throughout the years…look for a book featuring “nuguns” in a bookstore someday and you just may find it!
My kids are 9 and 3. They love to play with blocks and play “pretend school”
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Mine are 5, 3, and 2. It’s hard to pick a favorite in their never-ending litany, but pretty much every toy in our house and scrap in our backyard has at some point been used as pretend food to be prepared and served.
My kids are 12, 9, 7 and 5. Making up their own worlds with their lego and running tag games outside
My children are 4, 3, 2, and 1 and the oldest three love to play in their kitchen cooking away. I get all sorts of tasty, interesting food combinations to sample 😉
My kids are 5, 3, and 11 months and their favorite imaginative play is dressing up in random hats and scarves and being knights, pirates, animals, or anything else.
Kids are 8,6,4.5,3,6m. They love acting out LOTR and
My kiddos are 11, 9, 7, 3, and 1. Legos and costumes are the most popular playthings around here.
My kids are 8, 5, 3, and 5 months!
My oldest likes to make up stories and act them out, she likes paying house, or, super heroes, etc. She’ll even pretend to speak foreign languages!
My five year old likes to build. He’ll take pieces of anything (even trash) and find a way to make something out of it. He likes doing “science” too.
My kids are 5, 3, and 1. Their favorite imaginative play seems to revolve around dress-up clothes! Firefighter hats, super hero capes, fancy dresses, purses to fill, etc 🙂
My son is going to be 7 in two weeks and he loves to set up his cars on “racetracks” and crash them around.
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My girls are 8 and 5, and enjoy dressing up as princesses or prairie girls. My son is 3, and you never know what he is-superhero, firefighter, tow truck driver…never a dull moment around here!
Sarah Jean Etheridge
My kiddos are 17, 12, 7, and 2 this year. They love active, silly, tumble play and also puzzles and books. There are so many ways we could use this prize! Thanks!
In the last years, my 9 & 12 year old have made homemade swords with scraps of wood and have walked back and forth on our lane, (with woods on each side) telling Lord of the Rings stories… They have both read the entire book.
Dawn Palmer-Van Camp
My child is 10 and loves to play with friends pretending they are a family of cats. This has been one of this group of kids’ favorite games for years. Sometimes they are house cats and sometimes they are outside cats; it is always interesting to see how the story unfolds. They even “add to their family” when a new child enters the group.
My girls are 8 & 10. Their favorite imaginative play is playing with their dolls, re-enacting out history stories we’ve read or the “Little House On the Praire” shows we watch.
My kids are 2 & 5 and they love pretending to be super heroes out to save people.
Hi. My kids are 11, 9,7, 5, and 3. They love to play pretend kitchen and pet shop owner and vet.
My kids are 2 and 6. They love to play with anything fairies, with figurine dolls in the house, outside and dressing as fairies themselves. Thanks for the chance to win!
My daughter is 4 and her favorite type of imaginative play is dress up.
My boys are 4 & 7 and LOVE Legos and pretend play. My 17 month old toddler loves to fill bags with everyone else’s toys!
My kids are 10,8,6 and 2 1/2. Their favorite thing to pretend is “orphanage” or “mean lady” and sometimes “haughty children” all of these include variations on the themes of disobedience, servitude and naughtiness all done with an English accent.
My children are 9,8,6,4 & 6 months. They love playing with any building toys they can find, and lots and lots of role playing with dress up clothes like Explorers or ship captains or superheroes. They also love all things discovery toys like telescopes and bug houses. They would squeal with delight to win this!
My daughter likes making things.
My kids are really into imaginative play lately. My 3 year old son lines up all his trucks and planes and so on and makes parades and many adventures. My 5 year old daughter is more into her dolls and acting out conversations, adventures, and pretty advanced plotlines. They both love to dress up and occasionally will pretend and play together.
What a great site to find toys that spark imaginations!!!
My boys are 12, 9, and 7 years old and they love to build and they love to figure out how things work. My daughter is 5 years old and she lives to play with her solo house or play mommy to her 2 baby dolls.
I have yet to order anything from Imagine Childhood, probably because every time I visit I want to buy everything I see, and it’s just too expensive. 🙂
My kiddos are 7, 5, and 2 1/2. They each have their own pretend-play groove, but they often pretend play together based on a story we’ve read or movie we’ve seen. They pretend to fly dragons and fight the bad guys after watching “How to Train Your Dragon,” they wave magic wands after watching “Harry Potter,” etc. They like to dress up and build forts and things like that.
My children are 4 and 7 and lately they spend hours acting out fairy tales we have read, playing store or having tea parties!
My boys are 9 and 10 and they are always planning “adventures” from being pirates to spies. My 10 yr old has Autism and loves to act out scenes from books/movies and his brother is good about cooperating when he prefers to be making/repurposing things.
I don’t have any kids yet, but would love to win this for a friend’s daughter!
My kids are 16, 13, and 9. They love to make up stories and act them out themselves or with any toy available. I’m constantly amazed at their imaginations!
My kids are 11,7 and 3. They love dressing up, pretend picnics and creating imaginary worlds with cars, trains, animals and people.
My daughter is almost five. She loves to pretend with her stuffed animals- they are constantly having tea parties or building castles with the couch cushions. She has a wonderful imagination.
My son is 3 and loves playing fireman!
Shared on Facebook! I’d really really really like this- it would be great for her upcoming birthday!
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8 and 11 they love to play house, box car children and have dog shows with their stuffed animals.
My boys are 3 and 5 and are currently obsessed with scenarios involving trucks and other vehicles.
My 6yo daughter and 3yo son are constantly pretending to be animals! I’m not sure if I live with kids or tigers more often!
My 9yo and 4yo pretend to be animals, super heroes, soldiers, Lego Bionicles or Heroes, or characters from a book we’ve read or movie we’ve watched. They practice their storytelling, vocabulary, and conflict resolution through their imaginative play.
Thank you for taking the time to fill our hearts, encourage us and keep us on this Homeschooling path! We have 2 boys 9 and 12 who adore doing anything Science or gross motor-boy moving! Thanks again for sharing you time and heart!
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My kids are 9, 7 and 5.
My boys like to play knights and dragons.
My girl (5) she loves to play with her dolls.
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9, 7, 4 My girls love pretending to be horses
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I have a 2 year old daughter that loves dolls and trucks and a 4 year old boy that loves trucks and blocks. They spend hours a day just structures their trucks can play in.
My children are 11, 9, 7, and 2. They love pretending anything they can create a sign for to hang on the door: we’ve had insect zoos, post office, toy clinic, cafe, children’s theatre…I love walking by their doors to see what the latest make believe game is! Thanks for a great giveaway!
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My kids are 12 and almost 14 now, but I provide childcare in my home and get to watch little ones pretend all day! 🙂 They especially love to play at homemaking…cooking, taking care of baby dolls, etc.
I have 4 girls: 8, 6, 3, 1 year old. The biggest often likes to play alone in the bath and speak foreign languages, for example, russian or english, with their imanginate heroes..
But together they like to draw and cut out tiny paper dolls and their costumes, make paper houses and play.
5 & 7 – They like to play with their toy animals & have grand adventures.
My kids are 2 and 4. My two year old loves to take care of her baby as well as march around like a dinosaur, and the 4 year old makes elaborate boats out of pillows!
My girls are ages 12 and 5. They love to dress up in clothes and pretend they are from different historical periods. Super heroes and rodeo acts are also big!
My sons are 3 and 6; they love pretending to be characters from books we read. They act out scenes from the books as well as invent their own story lines. Thanks!
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My kids are 11, 9 and 7. They love to build with Legos and blocks and host parties with their stuffed animals.
My daughter is 8. She loves to put on an apron and play restaurant with her stuffed animals.
My kids are 4 & 6 and they LOVE to dress up and pretend to be different characters.
My kids are 11, 6, & 4. They like to play with stuffed animal characters.
My son is 2 and he loves to get his toolbox and work on fixing his playhouse.
My daughter is 8 and she loves creating outfits out of fabric for her dolls. My son is 5 and he loves building things with Legos and blocks
I have three boys, ages 2, 4-almost-5, and 7. They are constantly building stuff like boats and rocket ships outside using whatever they find laying around or inside using their bed and the bedding…yeah, the stuff I just washed again 😉
My girls are 10 and 7…they are currently into making stop motion movies with my phone, or any other supporting device. They make up scripts and movements and spend hours working on it…great for hot days when they can’t play outside. They also love MLP and make play food and clothes for the ponies…it’s amazing!
My kids are 9, 7, 4, and 3. They really love putting on puppet shows for me.
Our daughters are 5 and 8 years old and they both like to play dress up, but the youngest really likes to play chef with wood and felt fruits and vegetables!
Oh I LOVE this store – they have some of the cutest and most creative things!
My children are 11 and 7 and they both love to build and draw. My daughter is old enough now that she gets into role playing and writing her own scripts!
My 3 boys are 6, 4 and 18mo. Their favorite current imaginative play involves dress-up. Specifically puppy and kitty for the last 3 days (probably fueled by a recent play date to a friend’s home who had new puppies and kitties!) This is my first time visiting Imagine Childhood’s website and I am impressed!
My 10 yo daughter and 8 yo son have recently been plying explorers. They pack adventure bags and call each other Lewis & Clark!
My kids are 5, 3, 2, and 8 weeks and the older 3 love to pretend they are driving places using their playhouse chairs.
My girls are 6 and 8. Their favorite activity is to take chalk and create various scenes on the driveway to then interact with. For instance today is a racetrack with lanes and signs for when to slow down and speed up to race their bikes and scooters on. Sometimes it is a town that they take their dolls in a wagon from the chalk library to chalk grocery store, etc.
10 and 7. They like to put on skits.
My kiddos are 8,6 and 4. They love to play with blocks or anything they can build with!
My girls are 7 and 10. They love inventing gadgets and putting on plays. My youngest loves to play mom with her dolls.
My daughter is 3, and loves to build castles for her calico critters from magnetic blocks.
My kids are 8, 5, 5, and 2, and they love to play with Lego minifigures and stuffed animals, especially where one is the bad guy and the others catch him!
18, 14, 11 – They all play with Legos.
My children are 7,8 and 12. They all love to use their imagination when playing. Right now they are using beads, playdoh and fairies and making a fairy land outside. The beads are a campfire that the fairies have build to cook on. Their food is made out of playdoh. It is so amazing to watch each one of them pretending that they fairies have come to life and relocated them to different areas of the yard.
my 4 yr old girl is currently into telling stories about and setting up adventures for her stuffed frog family. whether by talking, drawing pictures, setting up scenes and taking photos, building things from household objects…
My children are 7, 4, and 1. They love to play house and dress-up and build with any kind of blocks!
My kiddos are 13, 9, 6 and they spend a great deal of time with storytelling and all that goes with it! Thanks for the chance.
My little ones are 6, 5, and 3. They love to make up imagination games together that involve Schleich animals, toy cars, and blocks. I don’t follow all that is happening in their games together, but I love that they do!
My girls are 6, 5 and 3 and they love fairies! Fairy house building has been a big part of our summer.
My daughters are 9 and 6. They love to put on plays and create elaborate forts.
My kids are 7, 5, and 3. They love to build things out of their legos and duplo blocks, and use their creations to make up stories.
My granddaughters are 5 and 3. They love to play house, dress up and they like to pretend they own a restaurant. One is the chef while the other is the waitress.
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2. Cooking, eating, and sharing.
My boys are 8 & 6 years old and love building toys!
I have three littles. They love their kitchen and dress up.
11 and 7 (boys). Together, they often pretend they’re various “guys”, such as good/bad guys, and they wrestle, fight, and stalk/attack each other. My oldest likes to make up his own animals, and then he pretends he’s that animal while walking around in the woods.
My children are 9 and 4 and constantly play house.
My boy is 8 and spends time making up all kinds of stories in which many characters from books he’s read all get together to have adventures.
My kids are 6 and 2, and their favorite type of imaginative play is pretending to be characters from whatever chapter book we are currently reading, sometimes combined with previous ones we’ve read (most of the time this is directed my my 6yo, with her little brother going along for the ride). So we’ll have Fritz and Franz from The Swiss Family Robinson running alongside Tom, Warren, and Caddie from Caddie Woodlawn, and sometimes Almanzo and Eliza Jane from Farmer Boy will join in. Two kids, multiple roles, and a bunch of imaginary friends. Sometimes it goes for hours. 🙂
My girls are 16, 16, 9, and 9 (two sets of twins) They LOVE love LOVE LEGO. They create huge elaborate castles, houses, communities. Sometimes it takes up most of our house.
My daughter is six years-old and loves to play with fairies and build fairy houses both outside and inside out of just about anything.
Our children are 5 and 8. Most of our pretending happens through Lego on a daily basis as they both started playing with Lego by putting mini-fig parts together in different ways. Then they grew up with the legends of Bionicle and Hero Factory. The close 2nd is when we retire outside and then we become fairies and fantastical creatures on long journeys and missions.
My children are 9, 7, and 3. They like to pretend they are characters in books and go through elaborate (and very long) stories, just pretending like it’s real life. They have magical made up lands and languages. Sometimes my daughter pretends she’s caring for a baby sister who can’t walk and has to use a wheelchair. My son also likes to just imagine how to make and build things.
My daughter is 3 and she loves to cook up a storm at her kitchen and feed us all kinds of yummy creations like chocolate soup. She also loves to nurse her animals and even her little brother who’s only 2 years and 10 lbs lighter than her! I guess she’s wants to be a mommy when she grows up! =)
8&9 they love to play good guy/bad guy
My girls are 10 & 8. They love to play house & dolls. Another favorite is making funny videos together. Creating art also takes a lot of their time. My favorite is watching them play outside around our pond. They have fun making mud pies, finding frogs, just enjoying nature.
My girls are 5 & 3. When they finally come inside from making mud-cakes, they spend lots of time playing with stuffed animals- feeding them play food, and being veterinarians.
My kids are 4 and 7 and their favorite thing is to build bases with blocks and play with dragons to prepare for battle. Thanks!
My kids are 1, 3, 5, and 6. They love to play school or pretend to go camping at the moment.
My kiddos are 9, 7 & 5 well, at least until Oct then they all have birthdays within 30 days 🙂
Storytelling, sometimes with puppets, toys, or color sheets, but sometimes they just act it out as they go. It’s an everyday/ on going favorite thing for them.
My kids are 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 3, 1. We have a variety of play going on. They play in the tree forts, building everything that they need in their ‘houses.’ Play lots of legos, cowboys and indians, building water pathways and bridges for their little people.
What an amazing giveaway!! My children are 6, 4, 2, and 1. They love playing dress up, playing with stuffed animals, and making food for me to eat in their toy kitchen.
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Would love the opportunity to buy some school things! Thanks!
Little toddler loves her big box and pretend it is a boat and shark swim around. Then put it up and it is a house and she nurse her baby doll in it. She is 2.
My kids are 3, 6 and 9. Their favourite type of imaginative play is playing with stuffed animals and boxes.
My daughter is 4 years old and her most favorite imaginative play is putting her babies & stuffed animals to bed and then putting herself to “sleep.” Sadly, this does not translate into a great willingness to actually go to bed, lol. She also, however, loves playing with her little doll house & little figurines of any kind from Barbies to tiny little animals. She invents all sorts of relational scenarios for them and this is what she almost always wants to do when we have our “special time” together.
My 5 and 9 year old girls love all types of imaginative play… Our home is small, so they often play outside in the tree or the mud kitchen. In winter they’re all about the blanket and pillow forts!
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My kids are 7 & 9. Our favorite way to imagine and play right now is with rocks and sticks! We’re Indians knapping tools, we’re archaeologists discovering hidden artifacts, we’re explorers… It’s been a fun summer!
My boys are 12, 11, and 7. They can’t wait for the paper towels to run out so they can use the rolls to connect them to make swords. They act like pirates and also uses them as telescopes too.
I have seven-year-old twins. My son loves to play at being a knight, and playing with his knight and castle toys. My daughter loves playing with dolls, her mud pie kitchen, and with her gnomes. : ) I love Imagine Childhood!
I have a 5-year-old son whose favorite imagination games all involve superheroes, and a 7-year-old daughter who enjoys making complicated village “arrangements” for her ponies, stuffed animals, tiny dolls, etc. What a great giveaway!
My kids are 9 and 6 … probably their favorite imaginative play is making houses … in the trees, in the corners, in the barns – you name it!
My kiddos are 10, 8, and 3, and they especially enjoy dress-up, typically with a side of dollies. When I was little we called that “playing house”, but I’ve never heard them use those terms and don’t want to squelch their own creativity. 🙂
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My daughter is 7 and her favorite imaginative toys are stuffed animals and building blocks.. thanks for the opportunity to win. my 17 month old son loves trucks and anything my daughter is playing with:)
Kids are 11 and 8. They love to build with blocks, Lego’s, sticks or whatever they can find. They love to pretend to be explorers or dancers or singers.
My kids are 11, 8, 6, and 21 months. Having a wide range of ages we have many imaginative play interpretations- my older daughter plays “boarding school” eith friends. My middle boys love playing Knights. My toddler just loves dressing up and adding accessories! We LOooove Imagine Childhood!
My kids are 5 & 7 and their favorite type of imaginative play is dress up and role play.
My oldest is 7 1/2, and he loves making up games and scenarios, preferably outside. And my youngest is 4 and she loves creating, she’s always making something, necklaces and bracelets, paintings, or just creating different worlds for her toys.
My kids are 3 and 4. They love to pretend to be animals or animal rescuers!
Our kids at 6, 4, 2, and newborn. Our older boys love to play family, where they cast everyone in the game as their actual family roles — i.e. I am the mom, my husband is the dad, they are two brothers who are named their actual names, their little sister is their little sister, etc. I like to think it’s some kind of meta-play of some deep kind 🙂 Their other favorite is to cast their cars or lego guys as themselves, in which they are the parents to the cars/legos and my husband and I are the grandparents. The cars/legos join us for dinner — but, of course.
My 4 year old loves to explore in his ‘space shuttle’! My 2 year old likes cooking in her little kitchen and taking care of her baby doll.
My boys are 5 and 2 and they love playing with playsilks and their wooden swords and magic wands, acting out stories they come up with.
I have two little boys, ages 6 & 3. Our favorite pretend game is “going on an adventure”. We like to make believe that we are in another place or time, sometimes in the forest or jungle, other times just at the doctor’s office! Thank you for this generous giveaway 🙂
My boys are two and four, and they love Legos– not just for building structures, but for building little “tools”, weapons, etc., and using them around the house. They use their Magformers the same way and, really, just any small manipulative. Our house is obviously a mess most of the time 😉
Mine are 8, 4, and 2 and they love to play with blocks and build castles and cities for action figures to play in.
Our children are 10, 8, 4, and 1 (as of today!) The enjoy playing as though the younger two are in charge – the queen, commander, tyrant, etc. The hilarity that ensues is the best entertainment.
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Our youngest son is in 7th grade. He is learning to help us farm but still loves his tractors, trucks in the dirt.
Our crew is 8, 8, 6, & 5 and they LOVE to act out “stories” ….be pioneers, knights & royalty, a town they call “kids-world” where they all have jobs, etc. They could do it all day and it’s my favorite thing to watch 🙂
My children are 8, 5, and almost 3. They love to dress up and make up stories with the neighborhood kids!
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Bella is almost 6. She loves to play outside in our garden – pretending the leaves and plants are part of her imaginary world.
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My kids are 14,12,9,7. They play with legos and create their own sets, , and love to play make believe outside, especially if they are reading a great book or just watched a great movie, they’ll act it out together, ( the younger ones )
My son is 7 and right now he’s really into being animals. Cats, chickens, fish. But there is always the robots in the background of it all.
My boys are 5, 3, and 18 months. They love any costumes, but especially super heroes!
My kids are 1.5, 3.5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13 and 15. Their favorite imaginative play often involves their teepee and momma-made Native American outfits. They play with them in the backyard for hours!
Kristin, I love that you have so many children! such a longing of mine! How blessed you are! Large families are great!!! 🙂
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My kids are 8 and 4 (twins) and they love playing “family”
My children are 14, 12, and 9. They love (esp. the youngest) to imagine they are part of Dr. Who or from Lord of the Rings. We even have a group of trees known to my children as Fangorn. 🙂
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My kids are 4.5 and 3. Their favorite imaginative play would be a tie between Legos or outside play (they love to use sticks to “fix” broken trees and the playground slide, etc). Thank you for such a generous giveaway!
Kids are 9, 5 and 1 month old. Right now it is legos legos legos!
LOVE Imagine CHildhood! Yay! My kids are 6 1/2 and 8 and their favorite type of imaginative play together is with their teddies, and boxes. The possibilities are limitless!
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My boys aged 10.5 & 7.5 love to put on plays they make up. Costumes, scenes, props, ticket sales etc. !
My son is 4 and loves pretending that he is a builder, working with tools.
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My kids are 5 & 8 and they like to play house, store, restaurant, you name it. Nothing sweeter than watching kids use their imagination.
11, 9, 5, 3, and 9 months. Our kids love blocks, boxes, and stuffed animals. They love to play school, dentist, chiropractor and pretty much anything else you can think of.
My 4 year old loves painting, drawing, building towers out of blocks or DVD cases or or anything she can stack! and taking care of her “babies”- stuffed animals and dolls.
My kids are 1, 4, 7, 9, 10, and 12. Their favorite imaginative play is having their stuffed animals going on journey’s to other worlds to fight bad guys.
My kids are 12, 10, 8, 6, and 2 years old. Their favorite kind of imaginative play is role-playing, usually castles and knights. My son tends to favor scenarios with battles, while my daughters tend to emphasize everyday life – cooking, shopping, teaching…
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My daughters are 9 months and 11 years old. The 11 year old loves creating different structures with blocks. My 9 month old plays by hiding her toys under the edge of the recliner.
My toddler loves to make his toy cow do strange, random things. I think he also has his first imaginary friend!
my boys are 4 and 2. My 4 year old loves to “scuba dive”! We have made him a pretend air tank, and he walks around all day in wet suit snorkel and flippers 🙂 my two year old loves to talk with his stuffed animals, especially bunny.
My kids are 6, 2, and 8 months. The older two play pretend all day long. They like to play school or family or pretend to be animals.
Our children are 10, 8, 5 and 2. They love playing store, restaurant, house, pioneers, tea party etc. etc. etc. : ) Thank you for such a great opportunity!
My kids are 5 and 2. Current favorite play is building block castles for ponies and dinosaurs.
My kids are age 3 and 4 and 7 and they love going into their parents closet and looking for clothes to play dress up. My girl loves playing make believe with her barbie dolls and she always makes up elaborate stories and she has her own make believe world.
I love this company, but have never worked myself up to purchase! My kids are 6, 4, and 6 months. They’re creative in their own, ways, through — my middle girl likes to play and give voices to her horse and princess figures (and colored and cut-out saints and princesses) all day long, while my oldest boy will create master plans for Halloween costumes and try to construct them all out of paper and glue. Yesterday it was a pirate, complete with pirate ship! And my youngest just likes to stare and laugh at their shenanigans. 😉
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My girls are 8 and 5. Today they are mermaids!
Our children are 11, 10, 10, 8, 4, 3, and 1. They like playing pioneers and castle, among many other things. The 3 year old likes to make “rackamoli and cheese” in his “resternot” while I make dinner.
My children are 8, 7, 5, and 2. They are all so different when it comes to imaginary play. I love to see the creativity, but the one thing they ALL enjoy playing together is “farming” because we really do farm. They love playing and acting out what they see! Love it!!
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My kiddos are 11 and 10. Their favorite imaginative play is to go outside and act out their video games, mostly espionage type things. They are running through the yard, hiding behind trees, working together to accomplish a “mission”. It’s fun to watch!
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My kids, who are still at home, are 15, 14, 12 and 10. The two youngest love to have adventures outside on our play structure. My 12 year old “turns” into a mermaid in our pool. Right now they are all enamored with science because of some cards my mom gave the 10 year old for his birthday. 🙂
My little guy is 2.5 and loves nature. We have a creek at the end of our street that never disappoints! I also have a preteen who loves crafting, esp felting. Thanks for the chance. Imagine Childhood is so lovely.
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My 3 year old daughter loves to pretend our two Pomeranians are either dragons (run away from them) or unicorns (love on them).
My boys are 8 and 6. They love to play explorers and discover new lands and animals!
Hi! My son is almost eight and my daughter is four and a half. They love to pack up pretend suitcases – lunch boxes and baskets etc – with things for their dolls and pretend they are going on big travels on airplanes to far away places!
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My kids are 3 and 6 years old and love anything that involves building- especially Legos. They spend hours making up stories about the things they build.
My kiddo is 8 and her favorite type of imaginitive play is playing school/teacher.
My boys are 4.5, 7 and 9. All of them love to pretend still, and they play everything from city to farm to playing in the story of books one or more of them has read. They’re actually pretend playing right now; they’re pretending they’re grown up and live on a farm together and have to come visit us in the city.
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My boys are 7 & almost 5. Right now they love playing anything imaginative outside!
I have 3 kids, ages 11, 2, & 1, and we have another one on the way 🙂
Our favorite imaginative play is art for the 11 year old, and building with blocks for the younger two.
Have two girls ages 5 and 6. Would have to say that their favourite types of imaginative play are teacher/school, fashion designers/fashion show and dancers…couldn’t pick just one!
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My children are 8, 4 and 2. My childn most often play a form of house where one is mother or father and they guide the others (with pretend ages and names) in whatever they are doing. Mud bakery outside, fairy house building, bikes, etc.
I have 4 kids whose ages are 8, 6, 5, & 2. They love to build things! Whether it’s Legos, blocks, cardboard tubes & boxes out of the recycling, or rocks & sticks they love to build towers, planes, machines, or anything else they can think up. It looks like they would love these toys!
2 and 5. They love nature walks, playsilks and rock collecting.
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My youngest daughter is now 15 but she has always loved to build things, whether with Legos or Kinex, or with dozens of boxes and containers she would save. She built an entire city in her bedroom which was pretty incredible. Now I’m looking for quality toys for my new granddaughter!
My kids are nine and six. They spend most of their day drawing scenes from a movie they are producing. They draw the scene, then they act out what they have drawn. Once they have finished, they go back to their literal drawing boards and draw some more. It’s so much fun to watch their creative process. ????
My kids are 6 1/2, 4, and 1 1/2. They love to play house and school!
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My kids are 15, 9, 6, 2, and 6 months old. They love, in order of age: hands on mechanical stuff and ships; exploring, adventuring and airplanes; animals and pretend animal rescues and battle games; playing house; and hands on, well, hands!
My 5 year old loves pretend play and it varies based on his interest. However, most often it involves Legos or stuffed animals or something from our latest read aloud.
My 9 and 11 year old still spend hours a day on imaginative play. It’s very complex at this point with games that go on for days about pirates, space exploration, and time travel.
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my kids are 8, 6, and 1. My older kids love to pretend to be warriors, ninjas, and knights. They also like to play camping and deserted island survival.
I love imagine childhood site! My kids are 6&8. One is a scientist and loves to imagine inventions. The others loves to make up stories and characters
My daughters are 4 and 6. They love to pretend to be Beatrix Potter, colonial girls, doctors, Wild Kratt brothers, animal rescuers, princesses, naturalists, and astronomers. Thanks for the chance to win!
My girls are ages 8 and 5. Their favorite type of imaginative play is building fairy houses or just grabbing anything within reach at the tBle (salt and pepper shakers, etc) to tell stories.
My kids are 4 & 9. These look so fun!
My children are 5, 3, and 8 months and they love to play ‘store’- which was also my favorite pretend play game when I was little!
My kids are 1.5, 1.5, and 1 month. EVERYTHING is imaginative play for them, but the twins’ favorites are putting things in and out of cabinets and pretend reading books. The one month old really likes lights.
Our boys are four and six years old. Thayer will play for hours with their tiny Legos and little plastic animals creating worlds of mystical proportions! Have a beautiful day and thank you for your consideration.
My sons are 12, 6, and 2. They like pretend cooking, outside and inside.
My kids are 9, 7,6, 4, 3, 1 and 3 months. They love to pretend with their blocks, costumes, and character toys.
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My 11 year old always has enjoyed storytelling with her stuffed animals. She creates intricate worlds and the stories are ongoing. Costumes and props change as stories develop. We would love the opportunity to choose new playthings.
Our children are 3 and 16 months. Our three year old loves to play pretend cooking, going to the bank, and going to church and the little one tags along behind her!
My 3 boys are 6, 2 and 2 and they love to play dragons.
I have a 3 year old daughter and a 9 month old son. My daughter loves to play in her kitchen and make lots of food.
Daughters 15,14,9, & 2 and our son, 7, love to perform plays of their own creation. As of lately, it us pirate themed.
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My children are 1, 3 and 5 and they like to pretend to build things, just like their papa, who is a carpenter!
I have 3 boys ages 7, 4 and 2. We live on a tiny farm and homestead in Vermont. Right now, my boys love making habitats for their little toy animals. And I have watched them playing turkeys a lot too. Love a great imagination!
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Two and four. They love their stuffed animals, play house and trains and cars.
5 and 3, sous chef is quiet popular!
My daughter is 9 – she loves to play King Arthur’s time – Knights, princesses, dragons…
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My boys love imaginative play! My 2 year old son most enjoys pretending to be in a kitchen, creating all types of delicious treats. My 5 year old son loves using open ended toys such as his any block sets to build castles, spaceships, and inventions that take him all over the world (and beyond!)
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My boys are 7 and 11. They both love to be knights and my 11 year old has recently developed an affinity for mythology 🙂
Josie, Carden and Adelise ages 8, 6, and 3, love playing spy! They have super powers, aliases and decoys….
My children are 6 yrs, 4 yrs, 2 yrs, and 8 months old. They love to make forts and pretend to go camping. Their latest play is pretending to be Peter Pan and the pirates!
This week, my 9 and 11 year olds have been space explorers, time travelers, road trippers and Vikings — all in a cardboard box.
My 14 and 19 year olds still have their sense of wonder — thanks to years of imaginative play and good books.
Thank you, Imagine Childhood. I love your vision.
My son is 5 and my daughters are 3 and 1. The older two love playing underwater sea explorers. My 1 year old loves to play babies.
My kids are 20 months and 3 years – they love to use playsilks for a countless number of creative activities!
My oldest is 13 and my youngest is 18 mos. The question for my kids would be-what do they NOT like to imagine? We’ve seen it all in our house, and I LOVE it when I see it! 🙂
My kiddos are 8, 6, 4, 2, and 8 months, and they favorite type of imaginative play is definitely dramatic play! We’ve had some pretty amazing performances over the years.
My kiddos are 1, 3 1/2, and 5. All three love to make/play inside blanket forts.
My kids are 12 and 13 and their favorite imaginative play is STILL dress up! It looks a little different nowadays because (they have added theatrical elements and planned themed parties) but the dress up closet still sees heavy use.
My kids are 5 and 8. They like to be a superhero. Thank you.
My boys are 10, 8 & 6 and a baby sister is coming very soon. They are chock full of imagination & like to build things with legos directly from ideas in their heads over Lego instruction packs. Give them sticks outside and the possibilities are endless! Ha! Ha! I love watching their ideas unfold. Thanks for this amazing offer!
My son is 7 and loves to build with blocks!
My kiddos are 11 and 14 – they love playing Legos together and building Lego worlds 🙂
My girls ages 9 & 7 loved to put in tutus and play ballerinas!
My kids are 4 and 6 and they love to play grocery store and bakery right now.
My kids are 6, almost 5 and 2. They love spinning stories, using cars, animals or action figures as characters and building sets for the story with Legos, spare bits of wood or sofa cushions.
My 4 yr old loves to dress up and use her imagination to come up with stories while she plays the characters. My 6 year old loves to build with whatever he can get his hands on and create new things.
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My children are 4 (almost 5!) and 3 years old. I’m also due with number three at the end of August. My daughter’s favorite thing to play is anything having to do with horses or unicorns! My son’s favorite thing to play is anything having to do with trains. Usually as a family we combine the two things and all play together. The trains and ponies make frequent trips to the beach (the sandbox and water table), get bathed along with our children at bath time and often our entire home gets turned into one big imaginative play scape with horses and trains!
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My kids are 5, 3 and 1 and they have a lot of fun together. My boys enjoy playing vehicle and construction games and my daughter can usually be found caring for her baby dolls!
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My kids are 10, 8, 5 (almost 6) and just turned 2. Oldest three love to re-enact the Chronicles of Narnia and film it with a video camera so they can make “movies” 🙂
My kids are ages 17, 15,11,9,7,6,4. They love playing dolls/house, building with Legos and blocks.
My boys are 4.5 and almost 2. They struggle with imaginative play which is why I am always on the lookout for good toys/tools to help them expand. My youngest loves imaginative dancing and music and my oldest likes mechanics and science.
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My kid is 5 with a 6th birthday coming up in a couple of weeks, so this would be perfect! She loves imaginative play in any form; it’s almost constant at our house. Big favorites are role play and building.
My kids are 13, 10, 7 and 2. They love to be imaginative outside building and creating whatever they can with whatever they can find.
My daughter is 6 and she makes up all kinds of games and conversations with her toys. Painting and art are also big on her list of things to do:)
Our children are 10, 8, 7, 4, 2 & 1. They love many kinds of imaginative play, but right now one of the favorites is super heroes.
My kids are imaginative, even in their 20’s and 30’s! My grandchildren are fun, too. The grandchild I’m educating at home loves to play and imagine with cars and trucks, but is branching out to imagine in other areas. He incorporates bits and pieces of books we’ve read. How charming!
I have a 2.5 and 5 yr old. Right now everything Star Wars is my life! (Both boys lol)
My kids are 10 and 7 and I love that Imagine Childhood has goodies for kids of all ages!
Their favorite imaginative play? Whew, that is tough, but they love forts and fairy houses a lot!
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My little ones are 3 and 1. My 3 year old loves to dress up and go on different adventures and she also likes to pretend she has a cooking show! My 1 year old does what the 3 year old does☺️
My sons are 8 and 2. The 8 year old likes to put on plays for us using his stuffed animals. He makes up all kinds of fantastic tales to keep us entertained.
The little guy’s favorite thing is to play race car driver. He gets on his little car of tricycle and speeds around the house making vroom vroom and tire squealing noises 🙂
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Mine are 8, 5, and 1 and they love to play “ok let’s say you’re an orphan dog and you come to my house so I can be your owner….” All the time. I will be sad when they grow out of it– even if I constantly have to say No Galloping in the house!! Awesome giveaway!
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My kids are 8, 5, 2, 2, and 1.
Playing horses is a perennial favorite, also right now my boys are really into playing pirates and my little girls are loving playing mommy with their babies.
My son is 7 and he loves playing battles with anything he can find – Legos, lite brite pegs, seeds, etc.
My children are 2.5 yr old and 10 months. The 2.5 yr old loves to pretend he is a vehicle; sometimes he is a forklift or a buldozer or a race car or a monster truck…He loves to look for ‘tracks’ any where we go-the grocery store’s tiles or the pattern on a rug may look like tracks for him to roll his cars on or he will pretend to be a train on them. My 10 month old is learning to how to move her body so she can play with big brother’s cars.
My girls are 3 1/2 and almost 5. They LOVE to play house.
My son is 5 and he loves to dress up! A knight, king, archer, even as a goat!
I have 5 children age 11 – 3. They love building dens
My children are 11, 9, 6, and 18 months. They love to pretend they are explorers or on quests a la The Hobbit.
My 7 and 5 year old girls love to play dress up and “Cook’s Helper”. My 18 year old daughter (sometimes) still joins in. My 13 year old son loves to imagine a big car race and little sisters will help. They also love to be the Avengers
I have 3 girls – ages 11, 9, and 5. They love playing “family” – it seems my middle daughter is always the mom of my youngest. So I’m usually “Grandma” throughout the day. 🙂
8 and 4. They love imaginative play. They frequently use costumes and build their own worlds.
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My daughters are 11 and 8. They love all kinds of imaginative play! At the moment they are in the playroom making up laws for the country they created.
My kids are 7, 9 and 12. My 7 and 9 year old girls love pretend play using dress up and stories they have recently heard. My 12 year old son loves to collect Yu-Gi-Oh cards and to invent things and rock climb.
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My boys are 5 and 3. They pretend that their room is an amusement park and their beds are trampolines. I am not a fan of the last part!
My boys are 10 & 7. They love Playmobil – lots of imaginative play with all their sets. They also still love their dress ups, esp the spy outfits & kits.
My kids are 4 and 6. They love to dress up, pretend to be animals, and build forts!
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My girls are 13, 10, and 7. They are in LOVE with doll play- they set up communities, build roads, houses, hospitals etc for their dolls and act out all sorts of fun!
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Our daughter is 7. Her favorite imaginary play falls under two categories – ‘science’ and animal play. She pretends to make potions, experiments and ‘designs’ inventions having to do with time and outer space. In her animal play she pretends to be different kinds of birds, fish, dinosaurs, dogs, tigers, etc… she talks about their babies, what they eat, how they live together (or don’t) and creates habitats and ecosystems. She really loves birds right now, and has designed a bird city in Minecraft to give her “new bird friends” (study topics) all they will need to live together.
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My daughter is 3, and she loves when we pretend to be Chefs at a Pizza place. 🙂
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My oldest son is 6.5 and loves art projects, bug & reptile watching, and creating human worlds with his toys (be they cars, rocks, or dinosaurs). My middle son is 3.5 and loves dress up and playing rescue games ( he is always the rescuer). My youngest is seven months and likes grabbing balls and squares and trying to eat them.
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Hey! My children are 8 & 9. When asked, my daughter said
Monster school . It’s school, but with monsters, like monster high! My son says living Legos, pretending they are alive 🙂 thanks for asking, I had fun with this conversation!
I have an 11 year old girl and a 9 year old girl. Their favorite thing to pretend is wolf/cheetah/some wild animal and owner.
My son is 12 and he loves nature, exploring the outdoors and playing imaginatively with open ended blocks and figures. My daughter is 11, and she adores creating her own stories and bookmaking.
My kids are 9, 6, 2 and 1 and they love dress up and legos/blocks!
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My children’s ages are 11, 7, 3 and 1. Their favorite imaginative play is that they are transformers or ninja!
I have a 3.5 year old little girl who adores role play of any kind, but especially pretending she’s royalty in a castle or pretending to be Little House characters. I also have a 10 month old, but he mostly loves to dance and climb. 🙂
My son is 5 and his favorite imaginative play is with animals. He even likes to act like the animals. My daughters favorite imaginative play is playing “family” and she is 2.
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My daughter’s 2yo and she loves playing with her blocks to make castles/towers for Rapunzel (inspired by the movie Tangled). Sometimes, she likes to play pretend cook or talk to her stuffed toys (although we have to be the one to animate the toys).
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14,12,and 8. My eight year old loves to dream about travel.
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My son is nine. Choosing one type of imaginative play is tough. It’s all he ever does, aside from reading. Lately the favorite is building people out of KEVA blocks and having battles with them.
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My kids are 5 and 3 and their favorite imaginative play is their doctor kit and playing kitchen. They also love to style hair and fix things.
My girls are 6 and 4. The older one loves to play with dolls while the little one loves to make up stories she “reads” in books. She just looks at the pictures and makes up a story.
Hi, my son is 4 y.o. and he loves to play being a doctor for his parents 🙂 or a drawing teacher. He loves also to imagine himself chasing tornadoes.
My three kiddos are in a stuffed animal and doll playing phase. Their latest craze is cutting out pictures of food from cardboard packages such as Cheez-its and cheerios and putting it in bottles or small boxes to make stuffed animal and doll food. They’re also a huge fan of anything hands-on-science related.
Oh, my kids are 10, 8 and 6.
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My kids are 9, 7 and 2. My boys love to build forts. In fact, they live to build! My daughter loves to play with her dollhouse. Thanks for the giveaway.
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My girls are 6, 3 and 3 months old. Their favorite imaginative play is playing pet cats or dogs. They love their pretend play!
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My kids are 13 and 9. They have made a “real city” with Legos, and it’s run by “people” (with names and personalities), with jobs and salaries (movie theaters, library, store, coffee place, mechanic, fair, etc.) and with parking tickets, and fines, and holidays. Yes holidays and ceremonies! They are always inventing new “jobs” and new people and who should work what, and when, and what birthday or Christmas presents these (Lego) people would give to one another… It is so much fun to hear them plan and play.
My son is 8 and he loves history and acting out what he learns.
My children are ages 7 and 5. The oldest likes putting on puppet shows and the youngest likes playing with little people and animals.
My kids are 12, 7, 2, and 10 months. My older three LOVE to play sword fighting fantasy play. They make props out of whatever they find and dress up using fabric as well as costumes.
My 9 & 7 yr old boys love to pretend to be stranded in the wilderness and act out all sorts of survival skills and scenarios.
My kids are 1, 4, 5, and 10. The like guy has started vrooming his cars around. My 4 year old loves to play kitchen and make things with her art supplies. She also loves to fight bad guys with her big brothers, which is their favorite imaginative play.
My son is 5 and my daughter is 19 months. My little guy really likes playing dress up 🙂
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My children are 16, 14, 11, and 3. They love making stories and costumes!
My guys are 10, 7 and 5. The younger two love dress-up and they all love to make up elaborate games with each other involving everything they can get their hands on!
My kids are 7, 9, and 11years. They love building lego cities with just regular old legos (no sets!) and building their own houses and playing with them. I would love to win this!
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11,7 &2. They could play horses all day. Horses jumping, pulling things, riding, brushing hair etc.
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My oldest, is 6 1/2. She loves to make spaces into imaginary homes, pretend to be a princess, or serve people as a doctor, waitress, etc. My first boy is 4. He loves to be the animal, especially a cheetah or tiger. He also loves to imagine he’s in a treehouse. My third is 2. He plays very creatively with whatever materials or toys are available. He is very fun to play with and really goes with the flow. Our baby, is 9 months old and just starting to crawl and explore her world. She loves to touch and chew on her toys. 🙂
My boys are 5 & 8 and their faves are role play and story creation 🙂
My children’s favorite toys are dress up clothes like capes made of satin, tepees, faux buckskin and all sorts of fun hats.
My kids are 7, 5, 3 and 1 ! They love to play pretend cooking and dressing up like superheroes and princesses !
My kids are 3 and 5 years old. At the moment it’s all about Narnia!
My kids are 12, 9 & 7. The oldest loves to get lost in a world of sports, my middle loves to be a chef and my youngest loves to fly spaceships through space
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My kiddos are 5.5 years, 17 mos and 17 mos. My daughter, the oldest, has ALWAYS loved to play cars…racing, going on mountain adventures, you name it! One of my twin boys is very into our play kitchen right now, and the other is all about pretending to be different animals he is discovering.
Thanks for the fun giveaway! My kiddos are 15, 13, 9, and 2! The big ones are almost done pretending, but two of them did build a fort today. The littlest likes to play pretend with puppets.
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My children are five. seven and nine and they just love to play together! They make up all kinds of games but lately, they have been horses. Complete with the neighing!
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Thanks for the great opportunity. Our son is 5 yrs old and his favorite type of imaginative play is with wood vehicles and people. He makes up all kinds of beautiful, creative storylines and takes them on grand adventures around the yard and in the trees. I love to sit back and listen.
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My kids are 8, 6, 3, and 1. They are always pretending to be characters from shows or books or even history lessons, while they are doing something else. I am constantly hearing, “Who are you being?” or “I’m not (child’s name), I’m….”
My daughters are 9 and 10. They still love dolls!
My daughter is 6. Dress up, dollhouse play, & art are her faves.
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My kids are 4.75 and 2.5 and they currently love playing any number of variations of “Mama and Baby”. Generally, my older girl is the baby and my younger boy is the mama! 🙂
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My kids are 6, 4, 3 and 1. They love dressing up and creating stories. They are often about going on adventures, treasure hunts, being kings and princesses and creating zoos and museums.
My boys are six and eight and I think their favorite imagination play at the moment is secret spy, knights and space rocket. They really get into it! Thank you!
My youngest child is 14 and she draws and paints with much love. Many of the creative page products would suit her well. I’m loving the looms.
My daughter is 6, my son 4. She loves playing spies. He loves building cities for all his matchbox cars.
My kids are 7, 7, 6, 5 and 3 and their favorite imaginative play is pretending to be ninjas (boys) and dogs (girls).
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I have a 7 year old and twin 4 year olds. Lately they’ve been finding interesting rocks outside and “selling” or trading them with each other like a store. They love it!
My kiddos are 7, 6, 4 (triplets), 3, and 1. They love to play dress up and would adore some playsilks!
My son is 5 and my daughter is 19 months. My boy loves to play police man and rescue (fireman)…complete with his own siren noises that sound like the real thing!
My son is 7. Currently, his favorite type of pretend play is to pretend he’s a hero (Robin Hood, Horatio) or a teacher. He also loves playing dress up to be a superhero or a ninja.
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Kids are 7, almost 5, & 9 mths. Their current favorite game is “horse trainers” on their bikes.
8, 5, 3 and 9 months. They love to play “pets” which more or less just means they pretend to be a family of animals. Someone is the baby cheetah, someone is the mama, etc. So sweet 🙂
My children are ages 7, 8 and 10. They love to spend time outdoors pretending to be “Boxcar Children”. They built a fort completely out of palm fronds and sticks, furnished it with recycled things and furniture made out of wood and enjoy hours of imaginative play!
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One 7 year old, she loves to role play with her dolls. She also sings while playing which is always adorable.
My kids are 3 and 2 years old, both very active boys. We let them play with almost anything, including real tools, and let them dig, build, tear apart and otherwise create whatever they are able to…they also like to run around without clothes but happily outfit themselves in helmets, gloves, scarves etc. to become different characters!
My kids are 2, 4, and 6, and their favorite type of imaginative play is running around outside playing with roly polys! They make entire make-believe communities built around those things. 🙂
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my boys are 10, 7 and 5 and love to play talking cars, war and peace and dream up inventions that will change the world!
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My kids are 12, 10, 6 and 3 and they love to pretend they are in a fort.
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My son is five years old and he likes to play firefighter. We give him a water hose when the grass is looking brown and he goes to town in his rubber boots and swim trunks. My daughter just turned three. It’s harder for me to say which ONE is her fave. Among her favorites are playing like she’s a kitty, playing the kitty’s mommy, or playing doctor to the kitty. Did I mention she loves kitties?
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my daughter just turned 2, and her favorite is probably to pretend to talk to the cats and dogs she sees.
My kids are 8,6 and 4 and their favorite type of imaginary play is acting out Star Wars.
My children are 5 and 2. This is my daughters kindergarten year and we are looking forward to the first day of “school”. She loves to be charge toes from the latest favorite book or to play with her “small world” toys and open ended materials.
My 12 year old and 10 year old still enjoy creating on minecraft, though legoes were their faves for years. For my youngest (age 7), it’s pretend play…with a person and a stuffed animal or toy (cars, animals, doesn’t matter…he even made a tape ruler into a playmate named “Snakey”).
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My boys are almost 2 and almost 4, right now they love to pretend to do jobs with there trucks.
I have 2 boys ages 13 and 6. They love to build clubhouses and sword play.
dress up is my kids all time favorite because it leads them to act out all their fantasies and rescues. They are ages 2,4, 6, 8,11
My children are 6, 5 and nearly 2. My 5 and 6 year olds favorite type of imaginative play is acting out stories with Lego and playmobil. My 2 year old loves play cooking and cleaning.
We have a 3, 5 & 5 year old! We play pretend house, but princess’s & super hero’s who fight the bad guys are our favorite:) lately, we have gotten into our princess’s & super hero’s putting on shows (we play their pick of soundtrack & they dance/show off their fighting moves:)
My kids are 10, 6 & 3. One of their favorite ways to be imaginative is through stories. It’s usually a combination of Star Wars Lego characters and Lego Movie characters on a ship, plane or rocket ship, going some where and having an adventure 🙂
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My daughter is 4 years old. She loves to pretend to be a scientist like Sid the scientist.
My kids (6, 3 and 1) love to pretend to be animals, love to pretend to look through the house for animals (lately it’s been bats in a “cave”, or hall closet!), and also play house. I’m not sure if the 1 year old understands what it is to pretend, but it sure is cute to watch him excitedly join in with his big sister and big brother!
My boys are 8,5 and 3. Currently, my 8 and 5 up’a favorite thing to do is play with their pretend animals and create worlds/habitats for them out of dirt/clay. My 3 yo enjoys playing with his trains.
I have 2 girls, ages 6 and 8, and dolls and other similar roll play Ames are popular right now!
2, 4, and 6 and they love to play princesses and prince!
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My boys are 9 and 6, always unschooled. Imaginative play is what they do! They role play together incorportaing all sorts of items. I love when they play together like that. My 6yo does extensive character/storyline play with Legos, toy cars and stuffed animals. I also really enjoy watching him play.
My son is 6 1/2 yrs. old. I would say his favorite type of imaginative play is being a seal in the bathtub.
My 4 kids range from 2-7 and love to put on performances.
My boys are five and almost four and they love playing kitchen or playing spies with weapons and gadgets made out of Lego. 🙂
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My older girl is almost 7 years old and she loves to make paper toys by herself and to play with them, my little one is 2 years old and she just loves her tiny lego and all the tiny animals to play with
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My kids are ages 7, 5, and 2, and they love to “go on adventures” where they pack their bags with necessary supplies (band aids, snacks, books, notebooks, magnifying glass…) and go off exploring the area around our house. They usually make interesting observations while they are out and come back and tell me all about it!
My kids are 3 and 5. My daughter loves pretending different stories inside her imagination. She acts them out with various toys and dolls. My son loves all things dinosaurs and will play with dino toys for hours.
My kids are 5 and 4, and they love to act out their favorite stories, which usually involves a large array of cardboard boxes.
My daughter is 5 and she loves to play Fairies all day!
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My kiddos are 7 and 5, and our house is full of warriors and princesses all day long!
My children are 2,5 and 5 years old. They like to play blocks, they make houses for their imaginary animals and friends. They also like balloons which function mostly as pets.
My children are 6 and 3. I just asked them what their favorite type of imaginative play is and my 6 year old says, “My favorite imaginary play is magnets. It makes me happy when I make something that is really hard to make.” My 3(almost 4) yer old answered, ” I love to be a princess in a castle. My castle is pink and purple and my dress is pink and purple and my princess tiara is pink and purple.”
My kids are 14 and 10. My 10-year-old has an elaborate game he play with friends at the creek — it involves super powers. My kids also love to make up voices for our chickens and create elaborate scenarios. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
My older boys favorite pretend play is to be an American Ninja Warrior they are 12 and 11. My 8 year old girl imagines herself as a Native American princess. My five year old boy races his push bike like he is in a dirt bike race and insists that I be the commentator. And the 11 month old girl just started to rock all the baby dolls in the house! Lots of fun!!
My kid is are age 6 and 5. They love to play “mom and dad” and a game they made up called “Rawrey” in which Luke is Emma’s baby lion she takes care of. They always go back to that game and have been playing it for years now.
I have an almost 2 year old and almost 4 month old. My 2 year old son loves to pretend he’s cooking.
I have 6 year old twins. My daughter loves to play dress-up and with her dolls. My son is really getting into Legos now and has always loved playing with dump trucks, tractors and any other vehicles or construction equipment.
I LOVE this!! I have two kiddos- almost 5 and almost 2! They are now in a place where they love to play together (of course my almost 5 year old is usually the one “in charge” when they play!! Ha!), and their current favorites are grocery store (with a wooden cash register and play money and plastic food) and “Safari” (with a bunch of our little animal figurines). It’s so so sweet to see them playing and being creative and imaginative together. Thank you for offering this giveaway!
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My kiddos are 9 year old girl twins, plus 14 and 15 year olds. 🙂 Our twins LOVE dress up- one is always a princess and the other is always a pirate.
mine are 7 going on 8 and 11. and they have a huge bin of dress up. the 11 year old is getting too cool for it, but he will rock a wizard costume now and again. my 7 year old is all about the lovely things. purple, sparkle, magic! we love Imag Childhood!!! what an amazing gift this would be!!!
My girls are 3 & 5 and love to play princess & prince with each other. My youngest girl is usually prince and has no problem with that yet (she’s 3) so they get married to each other a lot. LOL
My kids are 9, 7, 5, &2. Their favorite thing to pretend is to take all the pillows and blankets from the whole house and pile them on the couch and climb and jump on “Mount Pillow.” 🙂
Seven, four, and two. They’ve been phoenixes lately, and they fight a lot of dragons. They also like to be underwater divers.
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My kids are 14, 13 and 8 about to be nine. The nine year old loves to get outside and jump on the trampoline and make forts, the thirteen year old loves to draw characters and the fourteen year old loves to draw landscapes/animals and work in the garden and they all love to ride their bikes and the go cart.
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My boys are 8 & 5, and they love to play pretend with their lego creations. I often see a backhoe picking up little legos or a Star Wars Imperial leader gathering his soldiers and giving them orders.
My son is 14. He still enjoys his LEGO collection. I love that he’s able to entertain himself, and has been able to do so since he was a small boy. Imaginative play is an important part of learning the skill of self independence.
My boys are just getting into Legos which I find thrilling. I loved Legos as a kid and I love seeing their creativity and imagination come out.
My kids are 8 and 4. Right now they are on a treehouse kick. We don’t have one, but they imagine everything from blanket forts to the dining room table to be a tree house. Hopefully one day we’ll live in a place with a tree that could actually support a real one!
Right now the two things my boys (7 and 5) like to make believe best are tractors and combines, mimicking all the things they see their dad and grandpa do, and playing baby with the neighbor kids or their cousins.
6, 4 and 2. “Mommy and Daddy” and Explorers are their top imaginative play right now.
My kids are 1, 3, 5 & 8. They all love to dress up and have adventures outside.
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My boys are 7, 5, 2, and 1. They love any toy that allows them to build!
My kids are 2, 4, 6 and 8. They love pretending they are orphans and have to stick together (kind of like Box Car Kids). I heard kids at the park playing the same thing the other day and I remember playing this as a child. Kind of interesting…that draw. My children also love to play knights and any kind of animal play. Thanks so much!!
My boys are aged 7 and 5. Their favorite imaginative play is “truck town” and pretending they are solving mysteries as “the Boxcar Children”
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My daughter is 8 and she still loves playing with, and making up stories about, her stuffed animals.
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My son is 8. Imaginative play is his whole world – creating, building, story-making, imaginary friends, etc.
My girls are 6 and 1. Their favorite is anything involving tent-making. Big girl LOVES to play with any of her dolls and little one tags along.
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My son Brady is 9, and he loves all things Lego! He’s really into Minecraft, so Minecraft legos & Minecraft on his computer (learning to code) are his favorite ways to get creative! The best part is that he loves when I play it with him! We are both huge fans! 🙂
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My son is almost 2 and LOVES to play pretend eating! He gets a bucket out and gives everyone in the room snacks and eats them himself. It is the cutest thing!
My kids are 7,4,2, and 8 months! We love everything from building forts, to Legos, to playing with animals and cars.
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My boys are 15, 11, 6, & 5.
They love pretend cooking and science microscopes.
My girls are 6 and 8 and love to play hospital, school, daycare and family.
My kids are 10, 8, and 4 and they love making forts and pretending to defend them.
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My kiddos are 7, 3, 2, and baby. Their absolute favorite play is dress-up right now!
My children are 7 and 4 and have spent the summer constantly wrapping themselves up as butterfly pupae in blankets in the garden and then bursting out to fly around as adult butterflies.
10 and imaginary play of creating whole new worlds to explore and play in.
My girls are 8, 6, and 3 and they love pretending they are grown-ups/ sisters/ friends that are giving/taking horseback riding lessons and or gymnastics lessons (their current favorite activities!) They also love building with Legos, wooden blocks, Magformers, Lincoln logs etc!! Marble Runs are another favorite!!
My kids are 9, 8, 6, and 4. They all play so well together when they’re building with LEGO!
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My little ones are 5 and 3, and right now pretending to be animals is all the rage 🙂 So far today they were seals in the kiddie pool, herons and eagles in the backyard, and a lion chasing a wildebeast all through the house before bedtime. It’s almost as much fun for me as it is for them!
I drool over EVERYTHING from Imagine Childhood! What a fantastic giveaway! My kids are 7 and 6 years old and their favourite imaginative play is anything outdoors but, most frequently “family”, school or anything animal related. I would LOVE to have the chance to purchase the Stik-lets or something else to fuel their creativity and learning. Thank you so much for the chance!
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My almost 5-year-old boy loves to pretend he’s a transformer/robot or superhero. My toddler girl loves her “baby” so far…
My boys are 7 and 4. They love building forts in the woods and playing army.
Mine are ages 16 down to 5. The youngers love to build and dance and adore the outdoors.
My girls are 5 & 1!! The older one loves to pretend with her stuffed animals and the little one loves to mimic everything older sister does!!!
I have 8 and 6 year old boys that love anything building related!
My boys are 4 and 6. Their favorite imaginative play is to become the characters they hear in stories (vikings, explorers, etc.).
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My kids are 10, 8, 5 and 16 months old. They love art supplies!
My kids are 5,3, and 1 and they are constantly wearing costumes. Even my 1 year old!
My 2, 5 & 7 year old will all play together imagining that they are dogs or cats. My 10 year old imagines that he is a Jedi.
My kids are 5 and 3 and they do a ton of imaginative play with animals, legos and their dolls!
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My kids are 12, 10, 8, 5, 17mo., and 3 weeks. They love playing and imagining together, whether it’s outside with squirt gun fights, climbing our tree, or inside building forts, or creating new toys in the workshop. I feel so blessed to homeschool and see my kids so close with each other and to actually have the time to play together. Thanks for your inspiring blog. It’s reassuring to see others taking the simple and slow approach to raising their kids.
The kids are 9,7, and 3. The kids live in a pretend world of “stories” which they act out with whatever little beings they come upon – many of which they have created with beads. Each child’s favorite type of imaginative play is a bit different – my 9yo likes to disappear into a small world with a matching cast of characters (all of the same design), my 7yo creates weapons out of whatever can be found and pretends to attack things, and my 3yo likes to draw people into her pretend stories and be the mother.
My daughter is nearly 4. Everything is her favorite thing for pretend play. Lately the fun has been mixing blocks in their storage tub and making soup.
My son is 16 and my daughter is 6.
My son’s favorite type of imaginative play was playing with his Playmobil and my daughter’s favorite type of imaginative play is her Calico Critters / Sylvanian Families world.
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My 3 and half year old loves drawing and painting, and making up silly named and scenarios for her creations. She also LOVES building toys — she will build and rebuild the same materials in different configurations with surprising focus for quite a long time! I also have an 18 month old.
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My boys are 6 and 8. They love to play explorers, ninjas, Lego. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
My oldest is 4 and my youngest is an infant; my older son is at a stage when everything is imaginative — his favorite game is to act like different animals, and to name the different animals that he “becomes.”
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Mom of 4 kids 11, 8, about to turn 4 and 9 months. My oldest two used to love playing with their little stuffed hamsters. They’d have hamster weddings, baby showers, adventures……..it was awesome to watch. My 3 and 9 month old kids now pretend to cook and have their own little cafe. They even have a drive through window that my older kids “order” from.
My boys are 6, and 4, and they enjoy being superheros and ninjas but they also love to play with lego, baking, and making crafts.
Our kids are 9, twin 7, 4, 2, and 7 months. They love playing superheroes, store, or making potions and food.
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My boys are 7 and 5. They love to make up games to play with their toy animals and legos.
My boys are 8,9 and 10 and love playing guns/army and youngest spy.
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My kids are 8, 5, 3, and 1. Their favourite types of imaginary play usually include some sort of dressing up, and almost always include Star Wars, superheros, or characters from books they’ve been reading.
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We have a 7 yr old son, 5 yr old daughter and a 14 mo old daughter. Our sons favorite imaginative play is usually creating some sort of game or world with Legos. Our daughters favorite is usually some kind of cooking : ) Thank you for the giveaway!
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My kids are 5 and 3. They love to dress up and pretend train, knights, cooking…all kinds of things!
Hi my kids are 5, 2, and 1. The oldest one loves to pretend he goes to school and the 2 year old pretends he is a lion. 🙂
Age 7, she loves to pretend with doll and to make potions out of soap and water.
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She’s 7 and DRESS UP!! With many many many costume/personality changes a day.
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