"They're singing, Mommy. They're at church."
I love watching Hunter play imaginatively. I love the little worlds he creates with his toys, the dramas he acts out and the stories he tells. He's so creative, so spontaneous, so unhindered. His "imagination station" certainly is working in full fledge.
A lot of people think that children who are taught many things about the world cannot think for themselves or be imaginative. That is an entirely false premise.
A lot of people think that children whose parents teach them many things in the early years, such as reading, math, and foreign languages, do not have time to play and use their imagination. This also is an entirely false premise.
The fact is that children who know more about their world explore it more, appreciate it more, and such knowledge only spurs their imagination.
The fact is that children can be learning dozens of wonderful things from their parents and still have plenty of time to play creatively and unhindered, in fact much MORE time than most children who are shipped off to institutions all day or left to themselves in front of "educational" preschool television.
"for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts"
1 Chronicles 28:9
Hunter is 2 years, 10 months old