For some reason, it is believed that a child needs as many bright, new, plastic and screaming toys as possible. And now you and your house are drowning in the mountains of plastic, which in half an hour has already ceased to interest the child. But is it really that important?
We bring to your attention the top of free toys that can not only entertain children for a long time, but also develop imagination and other skills.
What could be more attractive than puddles with warm mud in the summer? You can climb into it with your hands, bare feet and feel it (fine motor skills develop, important points on the palms and feet are massaged).
If it’s on the river, the child doesn’t even need toys (just a minimum like a scoop and a bucket). He himself will build huge sand castles, passages, pools filled with water and mysterious oases. The texture, natural components and the development of imagination – all that you sell at exorbitant prices, you can get for free.
Remember how diverse the arsenal of weapons of our childhood was? Different snags and sticks, depending on the situation, could turn into a digging stick, sword, sword or machine gun. They are boomerangs and magic wands. They are also material for playing 9 sticks and other similar outdoor games.
What is not free and completely natural Lego?
In addition, only a ball and chalk are needed. And now the game is 12 pebbles in full swing! From them, you can build a small fortress. The main thing here is not to turn stones into shells.
4. Cardboard boxes
Do not throw away boxes from orders from online stores. After all, this is a fortress, and a helmet, and in general a universal brick for any game. From the boxes you can build a fortress or furniture, make armor and a robot. You can surround them with additional details or paint the boxes – the material allows you to do a lot, it all depends on your imagination. By the way, cardboard boxes can be asked at the nearest store, they will not refuse you. And the joy of children!
Of course, such a toy for older children to avoid choking. But how much joy she can bring! Lasso for hunting dinosaurs, a leash for a beloved dog, in the end, children sometimes like to capture their parents and tie them to a chair. The main thing is that the guard with a stick in his hands does not gape and does not release the captives from the cardboard fortress.
6. Bedspreads, blankets, pillows
There is simply no comment. Any house is full of these kinds of things, from them you can build a staff, a fortress, a labyrinth and a mysterious world will cover you with your head. If you can still get in there and take warm cocoa with you, let’s be honest, you yourself would not refuse such a game!
Oh, it’s a great toy, it’s a classic. Water pistols, empty bottles: in the heat of the day, crazy water battles save you from madness, this is not to be missed! Children love splashing and frolic in water (but at the same time they hate washing their hair with shampoo, for example).
Therefore, as soon as you are given such an opportunity, without losing a minute, take the children to the water, and there they will figure it out!
In general, children’s imagination is cunning and inventive; children can come up with toys from scratch. Do not limit children’s imagination, let them wallow in mud and sand, rush with sticks and pour water from head to toe. Then they will thank you for a happy childhood. And plastic toys will wait in line in the box.