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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Play Spaces In our Home....Part 3 - Mobile Mud Kitchen
I have been thinking about this post a lot and about how much to say, but frankly what matters most is that our children play this over an over again and obviously to me that it really feeds their imagination and thus they grow form that and so return to this form of play that really is a very simple activity that can take hours and even days of their time
I have seen many 'mud kitchens' on line and often would drool over the set ups of some of these elaborate spaces. I would think to my self 'if only our children had a place set up with a little cupboard to store all they items and a special designated space like these fabulous mud kitchens" and then I look and see the beauty in the simple use of stools and other everyday items the children put together.
In fact they do not seem to feel deprived at all, it is simply me thinking and comparing to others and how they provide for their own children.
Each of us is different and while the 'extras' are nice, they are not essential. Which should be obvious to me really, because our children have not felt the need to ask for more than they have.....and I am truly thankful for that!
Above I think this one was a milo
Seriously when we were building a contract builder made 'ponies for the children complete with a hole for a hobby horse head, which he supplied as well. They had a fabric saddle and reins and a tail.
Our children were delighted and we still use them for many things, mostly play wise over 8 years later.
Of course I have many more 'mud kitchen' photos but I think you have had enough for now....
Another interesting note is that Moran now wants to actually write her 'mud kitchen' recipes down into a book, complete with pictures so she can have a recipe book to work from.
Now I think that is a fantastic idea, don't you?
Blessings to you and your homes,