Time goes so fast. Seems like only yesterday that you were running around in the park or playing ball with friends. Memories of riding around the neighborhood on your bicycle without a care in the world. Oh yes, those were the days.
There is no doubt that George Bernard Shaw hit the nail on the head when he wrote that, “Youth is wasted on the young.” There is also no doubt that parents didn’t have to contend with all the distractions that children have today a mere decade ago.
Computers weren’t as prevalent and who had ever heard of smartphones? The only tablets we knew about were the ones we took when sick.
DON’T BLAME THE MESSENGER
To get the right whitewash effect, just thin down some water based latex white paint and apply with a dense foam roller. After rolling over the paint, quickly use a sponge to wipe down the extra paint. With just a few strokes on each side (depending upon the size of your dresser), you’ll have a new dresser in no time.
There is still a host of toys out there which enable children to develop in a healthy manner. Take the Keter Creative Play Table. It is a colorful “work” space for your child where they can draw, play, and let their imaginations run wild. A child’s imagination is a wondrous thing, and the earlier they are allowed to develop it, the more it will develop. The play table has plenty of storage so that your children’s creative accessories such as crayons, paints, and dough are always close at hand and can also be easily packed away.
From an adult’s perspective, the play table is light yet sturdy making it easy to move around. In the warmer months, you can take the table outside so that your kids can get some vitamin D and play in the fresh air.
There is a reason why the good old days are referred to as the “good old days.” They were good and the toys we had were simple and enabled people of our age to develop such things as smartphones and tablets without even knowing they would one day exist. This winter, give your children the gift of creativity.