Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ahoy, Mates

This past week, we have been at Camp Joy in Whitewater, Wisconsin.  Paul was the speaker for a school camp, and the rest of us just had a good time.  The weather was cool, but nice and we were able to participate in a lot of outdoor activities.  The kids went fishing, played in the "time machine," played on the playground, rode horses, and even tried a little archery with Josiah's new bow (he won it at VBS this summer by saying verses).  It was a little scary to be within bow range of Josiah when he was trying to pull it back, but we all survived his attempts at being Robin Hood!  One of the main attractions for the children was a large ship built next to the playground.  They all took turns weighing anchor, hoisting and trimming the sails, and being the captain.  I love things that promote imagination.  Creative play is so good for the developing child.  I love to see the smiles on their faces when they play pretend.  How do you encourage creative play in your children?

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