"LITTLE BOYS SHOULD NEVER BE SENT TO BED.
THEY ALWAYS WAKE UP A DAY OLDER." -Peter Pan
My little Peter Pan was ecstatic. In the Neverland forest, he explored the surroundings, played with woodland creatures (he found a rabbit and a squirrel) and fought imaginary pirates and Captain Hook (who dad willingly pretended to be). He also had a lot of fun playing with Tinkerbell (his sister). The fact that she participated in his imaginary fun truly melted my heart.
Playing in Pixie Hollow
Childhood is a magical time, and for me, it is important to make as many memorable moments as I can with my kids in this season of their lives. Is it always easy and convenient? No, but it is worth making the time and sharing these experiences with them. As I am realizing with my now fourteen year old, these years are fleeting and before I know it, unlike Peter Pan, they will grow up.
Imaginative play is important for child development. Here are some great articles about how creative and imaginative play is beneficial for children:
So whether it's in Neverland or in your child's room having high tea with the Queen,