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Play And Dream

Play all day and dream all night! What’s that saying? Enjoy life, because you only live once. Well, your child will only be little once so let them PLAY! Let them use their imaginations, play a game of chase with them it’s good for their bodies and the brain, playing just teaches them so much and is(or at least should be) a big part of a child’s life.

I won’t go on about this but with all the technology now a days I think it is especially important for us as parents to get your kid playing outdoors/indoors and no I don’t mean playing a video game on that tablet. (Don’t get me wrong I’m guilty of  turning on the tv to get some peace and quiet.) When I was growing up our imaginations were running wild and we were seldom found sitting on the couch with nothing to do, it just makes me sad that electronics have such an impact on this generation. That is one thing I want for Mason; I want him to go build a tree fort, a Flintstones car(yes, my friends and I tried building one when we were kids but didn’t succeed :), play sports, play with lego’s.

I’m sure you’ve read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, who hasn’t 😉 Gymboree and The World of Eric Carle have came out with a play and sleepwear line. Mason and my niece are wearing a couple of the play shirts from the clothing line but go check out Gymboree online or in store all the other selections, lots of cute creatures/animals to choose from! Sizes 6 months- 6T boy and girl.

The partnership between Gymboree and the World of Eric Carle brings two iconic, parent-trusted brands together and builds on Gymboree’s rich heritage in colorful, quality clothing that parents love and children never want to stop wearing.

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Do you ever wonder if your doing the right or wrong thing as a parent? What am I saying, of course you have unless you aren’t a parent yet 🙂 One thing I am positive we did right and that is instill reading into Mason. Ever since Mason was a baby we have been reading to him every single night as our bed time routine. (Holy cow that’s a lot of books if you think about it) He is now 6 years old and there isn’t one night he goes to bed without a story. He loves to read!

 

Inspired by Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See, from 9/2-9/30, we will be hosting a photo contest, where we are encouraging parents to help their little ones take a picture of what they see.

Entrants can submit a photo via Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or via our designated direct photo upload site, using the hashtag, #WhatDoYouSee.

For even more fun, download our iPhone app so you and your little one can add some Eric Carle fun to your photos and play a caterpillar game!

Entrants of the #WhatDoYouSee contest will have the chance of winning one of ten Eric Carle gift baskets including: A House for Hermit Crab book, a signed copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book, figurines, stickers, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sippy Cup, Chunky Colored Pencils, Match and Munch Game, Place Mats Book, and Stage & Play (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) $144.99).

 

 

This is a sponsored blog post. I received compensation from Gymboree. The opinions and text are all mine.

16 thoughts on “Play And Dream

  1. I am so with you on the playing thing. I mean, think about it….their brains are still developing. What uses more of your brain, sitting there looking at a screen and only using the cognitive processing part….or moving your whole body, refining all of the things it can do, while also using the cognitive processing part. It aggravates me so much that my son only gets 15 minutes for recess at school each day…and even though I restrict all of the electronics in our house….my kids still don’t want to play outside. :/ I guess blame the SC summers. What a great challenge 🙂 It’s a shame, but kids these days need to be motivated to PLAY 🙂 thanks!

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