Saturday, December 8, 2012

"It is not good enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well."- Rene Descartes
It's so tempting to load kids up with all sorts of blinking, noisy, colorful toys that occupy their time this holiday season. I however, would like to challenge every parent, relative and friend  to do something a little different this year: Give a child the gift of your time instead. Read to them, play games with them, dance, sing and be silly with them and give them a gift that will last forever: a happy memory. If you choose to give a few gifts, that's OK,  But choose toys that spark their creativity, like Play-doh or Crayons, toys that spark logic and reasoning like Lego's and Dominos and toys that foster physical coordination and overall general fitness like a really good rubber ball or jump rope.  The simplest toys are the best because they require thought, action and creativity to use and will build a lifetime of skill for your child. The mind is truly a precious thing to waste, so ditch the TV and the video games and help your child to use the most important thing he/she has: the mind. 

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