Games to Foster Imagination Missoula MT

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.

Learning Tree
(406) 543-0101
2901 Brooks St Ste B3
Missoula, MT
 
Treasure Chest of Crafts
(406) 549-7992
1612 Benton Ave
Missoula, MT
 
Now Then
(406) 541-4006
1635 South Ave W
Missoula, MT
 
Rockin Rudys
(406) 542-0077
237 Blaine St
Missoula, MT
 
World Games of Montana
(406) 541-4386
115 W Front St
Missoula, MT
 
Muse Comics
(406) 543-9944
2100 Stephens Ave Ste 107
Missoula, MT
 
Big Sky Billiards Supply
(406) 549-1100
1521 S Russell St
Missoula, MT
 
Joint Effort
(406) 543-5627
1918 Brooks St
Missoula, MT
 
Ellie Blue Timeless Gifts
(406) 728-8889
328 E Pine St
Missoula, MT
 
Theresa's Dolls Gifts
(406) 273-6332
5908 Eastside Hwy
Florence, MT
 

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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