Shhhhh … don’t tell my kids, but while they are happily playing and laughing in their cubby, they are actually LEARNING! Our kids have a little toy cash register, which is flat out working as Paul and I are constantly buying sand coffee and food (or my personal favourite – mud and grass pie) from our Cubby Cafe. The kids use pretend money and they now recognise the numbers on the money and coins. When we pay, we often need change so the kids LOVE working out how much the shop keeper needs to give the customer back. “I only have $5 shop keeper, and my sand coffee was $2 – what change will you give me “?
It’s brilliant watching their faces as they work it out, and hand over the correct change.
Please don’t tell them they are learning though. I would hate our Cubby Cafe to shut down – where would I go to get my favourite mud and grass pie?!!
Kids love imaginative play. In fact, so do adults.As a responsible adult, I often use my imagination – to pretend I’m lounging beside a pool, reading a book and sipping a cold drink, atop a mountain so high (yet, amazingly, the weather is wonderfully warm) that no one, not even
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