Encouraging Imaginative Play With The Calico Critters Cloverleaf Townhome
A special thanks to International Playthings LLC for providing the Miss Frugal Mommy blog with a product for free in exchange for an honest review!
About International Playthings, LLC.
“Since its inception in 1967, International Playthings, LLC has excelled in the delivery of innovative and entertaining products with integrity, superior play value and child developmental qualities to consumers. Over the course of its 40-year existence, IP LLC has grown to become one of the largest and most respected suppliers of quality products to the North American specialty industry.”
About Calico Critters
“Calico Critters of Cloverleaf Corners are timeless, classic toys that delight children and promote wholesome family values. These award-winning miniature creatures and their life-like environments have inspired the imagination and creativity of countless children, while promoting healthy physical and cognitive development through pretend play. Calico Critter families are just like real families, and every mom, dad, sister and brother plays an important role in the Cloverleaf Corners community.”
About the Cloverleaf Townhome Gift Set
“This Townhome Gift Set features the Luxury Townhome and over 50 additional accessories, including two posable Critters, Bed Set, Hutch Desk Set, Dining Set, Oven with Cooking Pan and Kitchen Cart Set! The home opens and closes for lots of decorating and pretend play fun. The moveable staircase and extra floor area can be used to create larger rooms. House measures 12″ x 12″ x 12″ closed, 21″ x 21″ x12″ opened. The lights turn on and off in this spacious four-room townhome, and the room divider can be moved to create a fifth room.”
There is no doubt about it, imaginative play is an essential part of growing up and something every child should be encouraged to do. We live in a world where technology is everywhere, from the classrooms to the doctor offices, tablets and touch screens are the new way. Sticking your child in front of a screen or tablet does not teach them fine motor skills, it does not allow them to experience the world on their own. They need to be able to touch, feel and manipulate things… use their thinking and problem solving skills! A child is able to create their own world when in imaginative play and engage their senses. Children develop healthy, strong, and complete neurological connections in their brains when they engage in imaginative play. It’s time to click the tv screen off, hide the tablets, and get out those toys without all the bells in whistles. The toys that encourage your child to play pretend and create make believe scenarios! The Calico Critters Cloverleaf Townhome Gift Set is the perfect tool to help your child on their path to imaginative play. With over fifty accessories, including two posable Critters, Bed Set, Hutch Desk Set, Dining Set, Oven with Cooking Pan and Kitchen Cart Set… your child is able to make up their very own world.
This simple, quality and moderate sized townhome offers so many different ways for your child to peak their interest in imaginative play. You can set the staircase up however you please, plus the floor area allows you to create larger rooms. There are even reali life light switches in the room that your child can turn on and off.
There is a great porch on the outside of the house that you can access from either the adjacent bedroom or from the back. I just love this little wrap around porch and chimney and I think it gives the house a very realistic look. This house can close shut when not in use, which makes it easy to keep track of the pieces and store when not in use.
I was quite impressed with the amount of accessories that were included in this set and it truly makes this something a child could never grow bored of playing with. There are so many small and intricate pieces that will help your child to really engage in some awesome imaginative play. From little utensils and pencils to drawers and and pans that actually open! Your child will have so much fun recreating a picnic on the front lawn or lunch on the porch.
This may seem like an obvious statement but it is one that we all need a reminder of once in awhile… your child is only a child once! Take advantage of those years when imaginative play is most crucial to their development and provide them with the proper resources to do so. The amount of benefits from this type of play are just amazing and something no child should go without! My four and eight year old children have already spent many fun hours using their imaginations with this set and I just know your child would love it too!
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