The single thing I love most about parenting two toddlers? I never know where their imagination will take them.
You may remember my story of Ryder’s recent jaunt down to our local Mini dealership. (If you missed it, catch the story here - and the awesome follow up here.) Well, one of the things that really stumped Ryder was the red Mini Cooper suspended from the wall.
He talked about it all the way home, and constantly expressed concern for its happiness since it was up there all alone (I love that toddlers think about stuff like that.) And, he was vitally interested in how it made it up there in the first place.
Later that afternoon, he was playing with his arsenal of die cast Mini Coopers when I heard him asking my husband for sticky tape. “Why? What are you doing?” my husband asked. Ryder leaned over and whispered in his ear, and all of a sudden he broke out in a huge grin. “Let’s go!” he told Ryder, instructing me to come to Ryder’s room in about 5 minutes.
What did I find there? Let’s just say it was the power of imagination at work:
LOVE that Ryder had recreated the dealership entrance – and that he had the creativity and enthusiasm to do so. I never know where his little mind will go, and it’s moments like this that make me revel in being a parent to toddlers.
I’m excited to help Energizer celebrate the joy and benefits of playtime with the Free Their Imagination Contest – with over 2,000 Crayola prizes to be won, there are a ton of chances to snag sometime awesome! Every child loves playtime, and Energizer supports “creative play” as a key element in children’s development.
Here’s the scoop:
- Free Their Imagination is an hourly contest. What does that mean? Simple: Energizer is giving away one amazing Crayola prize every hour through October 1, 2012!
- Every hour a new prize will be available to be won. In order to win the prize featured that hour you will need to click the Enter Now button during the hour in which it is being offered. The time frame is indicated with a countdown clock in the upper middle section of the first page you see when you arrive at the contest application.
- You’ll also have a chance to grab a BONUS PINs worth 1 extra entry each for every hour you enter. (You can also opt-in to receive the Energizer and/or Crayola newsletter when you register – doing so grants you 3 extra entries every time you enter).
For Listen to Lena readers, your BONUS PIN is MessFree.
So go on and give your luck a try, and have a chance to win amazing Crayola prizes that will inspire creative playfulness in your own child. Have fun!
I am participating in the Energizer program by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own