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Creative Play Time with Toy Figures

There’s nothing like good old fashion imaginative play time… Sometimes, when I want the boys to get away from the screen for a bit and I’m too lazy to take them out, I find it helps if I initiate some creative play with their toy figures. After that, they’ll carry themselves the rest of the way. It’s a painless and fun way to spend some time away from technology.

What we did on Sunday when it rained and we couldn’t go swimming…

We re-enacted the great carnivore escape – a scene from Aristotle’s Jurassic Park movie (using Safari Ltd Replica TOOBs and Lego Dino Defense HQ):

Jurassic re-enactment

Getting more mileage from Aristotle’s old Thomas Duplo set as T-Rex destroys the city (created by Aristotle)…

T-Rex destroys the city

And if you want a bit more physical activity, try incorporating a sport. Here is Hercules playing hockey with his Angry Bird club and ball-pit balls (he’s at the half-time intermission because I couldn’t get a clear shot with him running around all over the play when the game was in play):

Angry Birds Hockey

It’s quite entertaining being able to sit back and watch the kids play out scenarios from their heads. Some of the funniest one-liners come out when you’re just the observer.

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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