Fun craft with children!
We found that making our own toys from recyclable materials around us brings more joy to our children than buying them factory-made toys. I recently made a bird's nest using brown wrapping paper in an Amazon box and gave it to my child.
This nest has brought unlimited imagination to children, and above all, it has become a pure organic product with no chemical feeling. Generally, you will see that factory-made toys do not exceed 10 minutes of joy from the moment the child starts to exclaim "wow" from the wrapping paper to the time they play with them. Children get bored easily and look for something new. But the toys you make with your child not only play with them all day long, but also make your child wake up early in the morning magic. As soon as the child wakes up, he runs to his toy. I would like to recommend this method.
In this sense, I also made a seascape based on my personal experience the other day and made a crab for a child.
This work also inspires love and awe of the infinite nature in children. Following this story, I made another product. It's a tent and a unicorn. All made from packaging materials, paper, and recycled stickers. And I found that the response was good, and I applied it to my own class. Above all, the class was also very successful.
nlimited imagination and joy! Engaging in creative activities and making toys together can indeed be a wonderful way to bond with your child and stimulate their imagination.
Handmade toys often have a special charm and personal touch that can capture a child's interest for longer periods of time compared to mass-produced toys. When children are involved in the creation process, they develop a sense of ownership and pride in their creations, which can contribute to their continued interest and engagement.
Additionally, creating toys together allows for customization and adaptation to the child's preferences and interests. You can tailor the toys to suit their specific needs, incorporating elements that inspire and excite them. This level of personalization can enhance the child's connection to the toys and encourage prolonged play.
Furthermore, the use of organic materials can provide a sensory experience that is different from toys made from synthetic materials. The natural textures, scents, and colors can stimulate a child's senses in a unique way, creating a more immersive and enjoyable play experience.
Encouraging children to engage in imaginative play is beneficial for their cognitive, emotional, and social development. It fosters creativity, problem-solving skills, empathy, and communication abilities. By actively participating in playtime and making toys together, you are providing your child with opportunities for growth and learning.
In a nutshell, making toys with your child can be a fantastic way to ignite their imagination, promote sustained interest, and create meaningful bonding experiences. The personalization, organic materials, and sense of ownership contribute to a richer play experience that keeps children engaged and excited.
Myungja Anna Koh