Pump It Up’s Save Childhood Support Imagination Campaign, Product Received…
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.
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.