Use Creativity and Imagination to construct fun times

Use Creativity and Imagination to construct fun times

by Rosemarie Marousek

(San Diego CA)

Children love when you can build a playtime just with imagination.

Example: While at my granddaughters home; I said lets play restaurant. We wrote a menu, they helped prepare the dinner, set the table, put flowers in a vase on the table and soft music.

They then gave their parents some paper money. The girls had a dish towel on their arm like the fancy waiters. The parents then came in the front door and one of the girls greeted them and showed them to their seat, pulling it out for them.
Since the parents knew what we were serving, they simply ordered in the order of salad, main meal, and desert. The girls are young 3 ad 4 1/2 so I guided them through all. They gave a bill to their parents and the parents paid them and left a tip on the table.
THEY LOVED IT.

Since I live far from them (Chicago) we play games on the phone with the speaker on.
We have played Red Light Green Light, and Mother may I.

The girls like when they take me (the phone) play hide and seek, take me to their room or the basement. I will comment on what I know is in that section of the house. Sometimes as they hold the phone for me to see something.

I play garage sale on the phone with the oldest. I will ask for certain items i thing of and she will get them, telling me the cost. I will ask for a bag, which she will get to put the things inside. We have done this game many times.

We have colored at the same time,adding stickers, put our creation in an envelope add a stamp, and Dad will address it for them and I talk to them on the phone as we walk to the mailbox, theirs in front of the house, mine at the end of the condo complex.

JUST BECAUSE I LIVE FAR FROM MY GIRLS; I CAN STILL PLAY GAMES WITH THEM AND WE THOROUGHLY ENJOY THE TIME WE SHARE TOGETHER~~

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