Jack and the Beanstalk, and A Child’s Imagination

August 30, 2010 by  
Filed under General

We recently picked up some of the fables and fairy tales, at the library.  It had dawned on me that I had never read any of the classic fairy tales, that I knew as a child.  My husband and I spend the time before bed reading two or three books to the boys and they look forward to it each and every night.

The most wonderful thing about being so young, or being four years old, is the ability to have an imagination and engage in imaginative play.  And if you think they aren’t paying attention when you read to them, they are!  I love to see how their little minds work, and as an adult you find yourself going back to your own childhood experiences.

I was doing my normal evening clean up while the boys were on a walk with their dad.  When one of them came running in the house, shouting “mommy!  mommy!  I brought you something!”  He held out his hand, “guessssssss what mommy, guess what you can do with these!, and filled my hand with mostly acorns and something I could not identify.

“Mommy you can plant these magic nuts in the ground and grow a giant beanstalk so you can reach the sky!”   All I could do was smile.

Encourage your child’s imagination and you might get a few of these!