We had adorable, impromptu play this morning, and although the photos didn’t come out very well (a very blurry Travis on the move!), I wanted to put up a quick blog post.
A stuffed turtle became a favorite yesterday, having to come along on car rides with us and sleep in Travis’s crib. When he woke up this morning, Turtle followed us into the living room, so I thought: why not invite Travis to pretend he was a turtle as well?
I explained how the turtle has a shell that goes everywhere with him as he crawls around, and then placed a light blanket over Travis’s back. Well, he just loved pretending! He scampered all about the apartment, shouting out that he was a turtle…
And interacting with his new stuffed buddy:
I used a second blanket on my own back to show him how a turtle pulls its head inside the shell when it gets startled, which turned into a fun game of peekaboo.
Even once the turtle play ended, Travis loved parading around with the blanket on his shoulders for a while. A very fun, imaginative way to play with stuffed animals!
What stuffed toys does your little one have that lend themselves to make-believe? Please share ideas in the comments!