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  • Jsnlcouture

    This is very creative and very effective especially in the "digital now" where kids no longer go outside and play but rely on technology. Creativity alone can build nations and save generations, and it all starts with out children. Much respect to the parents !!

    • Paris Marron

      Totally agree. I love this article! These parents rock!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love this. While my niece does gravitate towards the TV a lot- I find that imaginary games with toys inspire her the most. We do things like Crazy Parades - where we dress up as silly as possible and play all the instruments she has. We also play the Griffith Observatory game- which is not an observatory at all. I just go inside a closet act like a monster, then scare her in the dark. It's so fun! Then I act like a ghost. Any fun games you do with kids?

  • Carolyn Sams

    I love this so much, and just forwarded to my brother and sister-in-law!!

  • Rodrigo Mejia

    This is hilarious and touching, and I immediately regret tossing away so many dinosaurs over the years.

    I completely agree with the mission of Dinovember: to exercise imagination. Even though I took to video games early, there was still ample time to create games on my own. The balance has definitely tilted in the virtual world's favor since, where kids just move from device to device with almost no time to invent (Minecraft cannot be used over and over answer this riddle).

    That being said, an imaginative playscape isn't just for kids. We all need to get out of our boundaries every now and then. Parents should always have on hand a healthy imagination to share with their kids. Amazing post, Nicole. Thank you.

  • Stef McDonald

    So fun! Love the writer's comment about why he and his wife do this for their kids: "In a time when the answers to all the world’s questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery."