This post is sponsored by Kamik. All opinons and content remain my own. #FreeYourPlay
Do you ever just take a step back, and watch your kids play? One of my favorite things is to stand just within earshot, and listen to their conversations and imaginations at work. I love seeing them invent games and call all the shots. My girls truly have the most fun when they are being kids – it’s what they do best.
With 2 wooded acres of land, the girls love to run around and play freely. They explore the outdoors and, to be honest, they really do have the most fun in the simplest of ways.
Today, a walk in the backyard, to pick up sticks from the most recent rainstorm, turned into a magnificent battle between the pirates and The Good Captain. One of our landscape rocks became The Ship. They each found the perfect stick for their pirate swords, buried their rock treasure, and laughed and played outside from the time Peyton got off the bus until I had dinner ready. They got a little dirty and had a lot of fun.
I am so excited to partner with Kamik, as they encourage parents to step outside of their busy schedules and routines, and let their kids re-discover the offline-no-agenda fun of free play outside.
Kamik boots are quick-drying and super-durable. And they are our number 1 choice to keep the girls’ feet warm and dry during all of their outside adventures – even when waging battles and searching for pirate treasure on the open seas 😉
Watching them play until I have to call them in for dinner reminds me of my childhood. (You know, back before wifi and iPads!) Back when we would run through our neighbor’s yard to our friends’ house with the big swing set, and “swing backwards in time”… and then sprint home when we’d hear our mom’s yelling that dinner was ready, and making plans to eat as fast as we can, so we can finish our game! So tell me, does your family engage in free play? I’d love to hear how you #FreeYourPlay or your kids’ favorite imaginative game to play!
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