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Save Childhood Support Imagination w/ Pump It Up

by TerriAnn
Save Imagination - Imaginative Play with Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars (Munchkin)

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My daughter was never one to lack imagination. She would use her Duplos to build a towering microphone, take her toys for a spin on the canister vacuum, pull a chair up to watch the front-loading washing machine, and turn the laundry basket upside-down to pretend it was her turtle shell. Having her eat was a chore because she’d even make up way s to play with her utensils! Though she’s gotten older, she still saves every empty toilet paper roll in hopes of making a gigantic cardboard tree and makes sure all her plush toys have a bed and blanket to sleep with. It’s a part of her that I love and will always cherish.

Save Imagination - Imaginative Play with Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars (Munchkin)

It makes me sad that imagination is lacking for many children. With so many apps, video games, and streaming media at their fingertips, some don’t even perk up when you ask if they want to build a fort. That’s just wrong!

Pump It Up has launched a new campaign called “Save Childhood Support Imagination“. This campaign aims to raise awareness of just how important imaginative play is for kids and urges parents show their support by signing the Imagine Declaration. This declaration states in part:

I promise to encourage imaginative play with my children, to inspire their minds and to lead them on daily journeys which will allow them to create, think and play with the enormous power of imagination. I pledge to engage with my children using our imaginations at least one hour every day and to do my part to save their childhood.

I think this is an amazing goal and one that is very attainable, especially during these summer months. The website also offers a fun imagination quiz to take, tips, ideas, and the “What We See, What Kids See” image gallery (my personal favorite). Will you be joining in to “Save Childhood Support Imagination”?

I received the same prize as is being given away for my sharing this promotion. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Erin M. June 23, 2013 - 7:06 pm

Sounds good. Just today I wondered why a toilet paper roll had not ended up in the recycling, I think a child couldn’t let it end up there in hopes of turning it into art someday soon. My kids lomve pump it up and would be very happy if I won.

Erin Metzler June 23, 2013 - 7:08 pm

Using your imagination helps build problem solving skills by teaching them how to look at supplies or situations creatively. And they’ll need tons of problem solving skills as they grow up!

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marian boll June 24, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Funny, my hubby and I were just talking this morning about how our childhood was full of running and playing and now, my granddaughters are more concerned about emails and such.

We try to have the girls over and take them on nature walks and study the geese as the babies begin to grow.

amanda roach June 25, 2013 - 4:54 am

It helps them gain knowledge and brain power.

Nicole Vosburgh June 25, 2013 - 8:51 pm

My son loves playing more w/ cardboard boxes than the toys that come in them. It helps his tiny brain think and find creative ways to make something new.

Sarah Hirsch June 29, 2013 - 6:19 am

imaginative play is so important because it helps exercise kids’ creativity, build their brainpower, and it’s fun!

Kimberly Schotz July 1, 2013 - 12:12 pm

I feel imagination play is important because it helps with creativity.

Amy Martin July 1, 2013 - 9:24 pm

Because to be successful people need to think outside the box. Also just to preserve contentedness, to e able to retreat into your own ideas.

Mihaela D. July 6, 2013 - 10:57 pm

it helps exercise kids’ creativity

Jennifer J July 7, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Imagination is important to help with self- expression and exploration. Thanks!!

Leo William July 16, 2015 - 1:49 am

What is the binoculars that the girl use?

TerriAnn van Gosliga July 16, 2015 - 4:51 pm

Oh, you like her toilet paper roll binoculars?! 🙂

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