Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 01-28-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
elizabeth.scalf's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hershey PA
Posts: 2,750
My Mood:
Arts and crafts

Has anyone else noticed that when you take away a child's tools, they get more imaginative in their art work? And more creative? We have a box with play doh in it, and lots of tools- play doh scissors, those spaghetti tubes, stampers, etc. When they do play doh they use the tools for a few minutes, either get frustrated if they can't get them to work, or they cycle through the tools then they're done.

When they play with home made dough, therefore no tools, or something else that doesn't have tools, they play for a much longer time and tend to be more creative and open-minded. Its funny how these tools that are supposed to help them play actually restrict their process.
SAHM to Coralie, 1/09, Siri 9/10, Ellie Sue 9/12, Baby #4 due May 2014.
elizabeth.scalf is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.