Do you want to know what the benefits of playing with cardboard castles and forts? Here in this post I want to discuss some of the advantages of playing with cardboard boxes for your kids.
Most of the kids love to play with cardboard boxes. Most of the time these cardboard boxes are turned into houses, buildings, fort or castles by the kids as they want to engage in active play using the empty box they own. Playing with cardboard boxes or making castles are full of fun. However do you know playing with cardboard boxes are not only full of fun, it is also educational?
I am sure every mom knows that playing is beneficial for kids for their skill growth. But, did you ever think of why it is beneficial when your kid plays with castles, buildings & forts? Let me share some of the benefits.
How to create cardboard fort or castle for your kids?
Most moms love to DIY cardboard castle or fort for their kids. This will be a good bonding activity which also enables your kid to be creative. However most of the moms do not have enough time to make cardboard box castles from scratch.
But, still you can engage your kids making cardboard box castle and allow them to be creative. Even if you do not have much time, you can help them making a cardboard box fort or castle just by buying a cardboard fort building kit. Just have a look at Make-A-Fort which offers a ready-made kit for building forts, mazes, tunnels and castles which save you more time. Still you can be creative with your kids when you use a ready-made cardboard fort building kit to make a cardboard fort which is also a great way to improve bonding with your kid.
Benefits of playing with cardboard castles
Basically, these are constructive activities. When your child creates or builds a castle he definitely has some plan and imaginary castle or building in his mind. This improves the creative skills and while building his castle he has to solve problems. Logical thinking is one of the other important skills a kid will improve while playing with cardboard buildings and castles.
Your kid will focus on the process of building the castle, making it a toy and creating other activities around it. As a result he will improve concentration and also he will learn to focus on work until it completes.
Pretend play is beneficial for kids to improve lot of skills including creative skills and social skills. After building their castle, kids will have lots of fun with different activities around their castle or building. They will create different pretend play activities and role playing around the building they created. All these activities are beneficial for kids for improving their skills.
Above are the benefits of playing with cardboard castles and buildings. Now it is your turn. Create the environment for your kid to play with cardboard castles. You can either make your own DIY cardboard box castle or buy a ready-made cardboard castle to make a cardboard fort or castle!
With these play ideas you also encourage your children to learn green concepts such as re-purpose which make them responsible adults in future who care for our mother earth.
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)