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Today we coddle our kids, I am slightly guilty, and don't let them use their imagination enough. What is worse is that now they play on tablets and phones and don't work to manipulate real objects. I truly think that if kids had to work through little issues, like what to use for wheels on their handmade cars, they would have better life skills.
Hey I played with a stick for a horse and tied a string on it for reigns. I rode the horse and put the horse in a corral when finished.Imagination is a wonderful thing. And that was in 1960
The picture of the one house looks like the one we lived in in 1939,when I was 5 years old.I had a mud pie kitchen on a bench in the yard LOL
When my dearly departed sister Ruby and I were about the age of the little girl in the picture,we outlined our "pretend" house,with rocks and actually walked through the opening like it was a door..oh what good memories.
All the neighbor kids came to our yard to play "canning factory" in a refrigerator crate with glass jars out of all the alley incinerators and "gleanings" from the Vistory Gardens that had been harvested. Such good memories!
What a great story these comments make. Thank you everyone for sharing. I didn't see where anyone thought they had a poor childhood because of it.
That is when we used our imagination. On a farm you didn't throw things away as it might be used for something else in the future.
You mean they used their imaginations and also got off the sofas? The even went outside and constructed things? Gosh...our Snowflakes don't do such dirty things!
My grandma and her sister and cousins played up in their grandparents' attic, shooting marbles down old curtain rods and doing string games like Cat's Cradle and Witch's Broom.
Neighborhood kids played outside all the time,in all the seasons & always had a lot of fun. During the winter went sledding, skating and played Mo nopoly.