Awesome Ways to Inspire Your Kid's Imagination at Playtime

Sometimes, in the era of tablets and TVs, it's hard to get kids to play make-believe games that don't already exist somewhere in the App Store. The benefits of imaginative play go far beyond childhood, though inspiring kids to use their imagination now will only help them later on, when they can be creative thinkers in their careers and in their everyday lives.

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Plus, it's fun -- who doesn't have a vivid, nostalgic memory of playing with box towns in basements or on pirate ship porches? If you want to share this kind of fun with your children but need a little help prying them away from the remote, here are five of the best ways to inspire imaginative play.

 

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