Games to Foster Imagination Charlotte NC

While toys are helpful for entertaining purposes, traditional toys are still the best for engaging children’s imagination because they encourage thinking outside the box. Here are a couple toys and activities that still require the magic of the inner-worlds.

Black Forest Books Toys
(704) 332-4838
115 Cherokee Rd
Charlotte, NC
 
Bedford Falls Toys and Books
(704) 527-1921
4217 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC
 
Sun Toy Gifts
(704) 394-5528
3205 Freedom Dr Ste 40
Charlotte, NC
 
Mindworks
(704) 359-0700
5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy
Charlotte, NC
 
Travel Tots
(704) 543-7220
11111 Carmel Commons Blvd
Charlotte, NC
 
Sunshine Daydreams
(704) 332-4367
3225 N Davidson St
Charlotte, NC
 
Rebel Base Comics Toys
(704) 442-9660
701 S Sharon Amity Rd Ste C
Charlotte, NC
 
Toys Company
(704) 365-7890
242 S Sharon Amity Rd
Charlotte, NC
 
Arcade Game Superstore
(704) 334-5404
2628 Heidleburg Ln
Charlotte, NC
 
Hobbytown USA
(704) 544-2303
8332 Pineville Matthews Rd Ste 204
Charlotte, NC
 

Imagination Key to Learning

A century ago, there was no great debate about what kinds of toys were best for children. All toys were handmade, simply designed, and constructed from natural materials. The last thing that all these old-fashioned toys had in common: a welcoming of kids’ imagination.

Imagination is precisely the missing ingredient today for many toys on the market. Electronic toys are celebrated for their interactive abilities, but they come at the expense of creative play. While these toys are helpful for entertaining purposes, traditional toys are still the best for engaging children’s imagination because they encourage thinking outside the box.

Here are a couple toys and activities that still require the magic of the inner-worlds:

Blocks

We talk a lot about blocks because they are one of the most effective toys of all time for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Wooden blocks are great for balancing, soft blocks are safe for unsupervised play, and Lego-style blocks are the gold standard for building. There’s no rule books or skill-levels for these classic toys: the child’s own imaginative capabilities is what decides the level of play and interaction.

Playing Dress-up

Costumes are a wonderful thing to have around the house, any time of year. Period pieces, hats and stage jewelry, and funny dresses can provide hours of imaginative play for children. Not only that, but dress-up allows kids to flex their identities as they imagine being other people. This is a great ac...

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