I have two kids, both boys, and they have the most amazing imaginations. Everything they see or do feeds into their imaginations and fuels their play.
For example, my older son has a video game he likes to play (are they still called video games these days??? I think I'm showing my age) on my phone. It's one of those games where you build a civilization and go to war against other civilizations to gain the things you need to strengthen your village.
Both my kids have become quite obsessed with this game and I've had to limit the amount of time they spend on my phone or I'd never have any battery left. But it doesn't matter because the stories they create within the game have spilled into their everyday life, and my younger one re-creates scenarios using Lego. The older one plays at the game with his friends, pretending to be enemy armies invading.
My front yard is a war zone of half destroyed villages and barracks for training troops. All the bricks I had piled up from where our chimney was taken down have been brought into play and most have been smashed. I guess it's better than the house getting smashed though....
I'm happy that they're getting so much fun out of this, and that they're using their imaginations to create characters and worlds to play in, even if they were sparked by a game. But I do wish every game didn't involve fighting.... Guess it's a boy thing.
Do your kids use media to fuel their play? What fuels your imagination?
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