5 tips to make creative play educational

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Being a mom, sometimes it's hard to find educational toys that are also fun for my son. Sure he has cars, building blocks, train tracks, and the more popular toys, but nothing that is close to educational. While I was searching for something fun, yet educational, I found PLAYMOBIL at Walmart.

PLAYMOBIL playsets are designed with a child in mind. They are meant to spark imagination and induce fun with their strong attention to detail (think moveable parts, real eyes on people, etc) and help develop both cognitive and social/emotional skills. The PLAYMOBIL playsets also focus on a variety of worlds, both realistic and fantastical (think firemen and dinosaurs).

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Seeing as that the PLAYMOBIL playsets were perfect for my son, I bought the PLAYMOBIL Explorers Hidden Temple with T-Rex playset and the PLAYMOBIL Explorers Enemy Quad with Triceratops, because he has a thing with Dinos!

When we first brought our PLAYMOBIL playsets home, I knew I needed to find a way to make my son's imaginative and creative play educational. So after thinking, I finally came up with 5 ways to make creative play educational. The ways are naming colors, naming objects, asking what a certain part does, matching and helping build a playset, and cleaning up. 

Naming colors

One of the most important educational aspects of PLAYMOBIL is that they are very detailed and colorful. In order to help your child with colors, have them name some of the colors on a playset. You can also have them compare the colors.

Naming objects

Naming certain objects is a great way to educate your child. If your playset has dinos, like mine, you could have your child name the type of dino, or if your playset has a firefighter, your child could name all of the different kinds of equipment that a firefighter uses.

Asking what a certain part does

Children are always creative in their play, and asking them what a certain part does is a great way to educate them. You could ask them what a lever does, how a gate opens, what you have to do to open a door, etc. 

Matching and helping build a playset

One of the nice things about PLAYMOBIL is the fact that they have really detailed building instructions. To help your child with matching, show them a picture of a part and then ask them to find it/match it. Doing that will not only help your child with matching, but it will help them learn problem solving skills also. 

Cleaning Up

Besides actually building a playset, the major part is cleaning up. To help your child with cleaning up, you can make it a game- "I can clean up faster than you can" or you can make the figures do the cleaning. 

My family and I love to play with PLAYMOBIL products, because they are very educational in their own right. I also love shopping at Walmart, because they are like a one-stop-shop! They have everything. Walmart is great to get toys due to the price matching, if they don't have something in store, you can order it, they have the savings catcher app, and most of all, the prices are so good!

If you are interested, you can find PLAYMOBIL products at Walmart, in the toy section right next to the building blocks. 

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Have you every played with a PLAYMOBIL playset? If not, what's stopping you?

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