The First Five Years
11:23 am
Wed December 25, 2013

The First Five Years: Boxes and Imaginative Play

Imaginative play in progress.
Imaginative play in progress.
Credit Maryland Family Network

December 25, 2013

Playing in and with boxes is great fun for kids, and it's also a learning opportunity. It's empowering because the child gets to decide what the box is going to be, exercising her ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and spatial ability.

To learn more, visit Maryland Family Network.org. 

Additional Resources: 

What Cardboard Boxes Can Teach Kids (Moving Smart)

Funny Cuz It's True: Kids Prefer Cardboard Boxes to Flashy Toys (Or, How We Free Play) (Parenting)

Classroom Toys Replaced with Cardboard Boxes (Parenting)

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