Too many children, adolescents and adults spend their time indoor!
TV has become a nanny almost from the day a child is born. When the child grows up he has PC-games with violence and competition. The need for visual stimuli grows year by year, and the child becomes addicted. The more visual impressions a small child receives – the more he closes off his creativity. This is stored in the rear of the brain and becomes an addiction. The inner life of the child becomes shut off – and he grows up with apathy and without creativity. He has forgot HOW to play !
This is the price of the modern civilization. Children have no time anymore just to be children !
We can, however, choose to go back to nature and the natural. Let us reclaim the art of playing and stimulate the creative thoughts of our children !
Our family lives without cellphones, wireless PC`s or phones. We have no TV and we do not listen to the radio. And even newspapers and magazines are absent in our home.
For us it is important to let children be children, without the pressures of a modern life style.
Nature is our playground. All of us can benefit from the elements of nature – no matter where we have chosen to live.
Our family loves to be in nature – in fact we are so fortunate that we have pristine nature all around us here in the mountains of Norway. Hiking in the forest is a thrill for our youngest when we play hide and seek behind tall trees, climbing the mountains and follow the creeks and rivers looking for mystical treasures.
There can be trolls, elves and other beings to be discovered – and what a joy it is to make small bark boats and rafts from nature`s debris.
Cones become animals and twigs become friends.
There are beings and energies in nature who love the laughter of children. Children need to return to the natural and to spend time in nature from an early age, in order for them to keep their contact with their inner self and their creativity.
It is easy – it is just to remove the TV , PC-games and all kinds of plastic material which are full of poisons, programmings and chemicals.
We can all buy organic toys made of natural fabric – or even better; make them together with our children – this is very popular !
We made rattles from tree and wool for our children. We bought nothing except books.
Teddy bears and ragdolls were sown with organic cotton and stuffed with raw wool.
To make toys the old fashioned way – the way our grandparents were used to –is more than a pleasure. Children experience a unique contact with the fabric and use all their senses – which enhance their creativity and intelligence. Their artistic faculties become fully developed – they can use their imagination in a joyful way.
In this way they will keep their contact with their inner self – they are stimulated from the inside out. This is the way it is supposed to be –and the opposite of the way it is now. Now they become addicted to being stimulated from the outside – and they loose the valuable connection with their inner self.
Imagine playing with healthy toys instead of toys with fumes and toxins which dulls the brain.
To use all the senses – to see, hear, smell, taste and touch is positive for the brain development.
Toys and playing are meant to create harmony – so that the child can express himself and live his own truth.
When children play they can sometimes regress to experiences in this life or past lifetimes. This can be a healing in a playful way. We are able to heal anything from within – and the children are naturally close to the Source.
What children enjoy most is when we as parents take part in the playing. We adults need to become like children again – “ A child shall lead the way home..”
The home is in every heart. Home is WITHIN OURSELVES.
CHILDREN HAVE COME TO LEAD US HOME – WITHIN – AND ONLY WHEN WE FEEL AT HOME INSIDE ARE WE ABLE TO LIVE A WHOLE AND HAPPY LIFE.
This week we have a Play Date Event
on our group Lets start a conscious parenting movement on Facebook – where everyone can share fond playtime memories, no matter age. Come on – join us in our Time Machine where all generations play together ! Let us remember the values of life – let us share and inspire each other !
You can find articles and comments about home made toys, games and nostalgic memories.
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