The Best Toys To Encourage Imagination

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Toys that encourage imaginationImagination is such a huge part of growing up.  Fostering imagination with my daughter has always been a main focus of our play and finding the best toys to do this.  My daughter would rather play the old fashion way than with any electronics or TV.  I think in this tech savvy world, good old fashion play is still so important. The Target Toy Emporium (available online) now makes it so easy to find the best toys to encourage creativity with your child with six themes:

  • Explore
  • Discover
  • Active
  • Imagine
  • Create
  • Build

My daughter has such an amazing imagination.  At restaurants she even pretends the silverware are people and names them.  The silverware people even talk to each other. I’m not going to lie, it is pretty darn cute.  I wanted to get my daughter a new toy and searched the Target Toy Emporium (found online) Imagine theme.  


There were so many great toys to choose from.  I got my daughter the Whimsy & Wonder Playhouse Tent with Puppets.  I knew this would be so fun for her.  

puppets the surprise

My daughter was SO surprised and excited.  We play puppets all the time and to be honest I was totally tired of hiding behind her headboard to put on the puppet show.  This playhouse and puppet theater all in one was the perfect present.

Puppet show box

As soon as I put the playhouse together my daughter immediately crawled in and started to pretend it was her castle. I love listening to her playing with her dolls and how her imagination works.  

Puppet theater

We took turns putting on puppet shows for each other and then my daunter hosted a royal tea party inside the playhouse.  Her imagination was going wild.  She put on costumes and kept bringing more and more toys inside to the playhouse until I’m not sure how she even fit inside.  What I love about this playhouse though is that she won’t outgrow it in 6 months.  This is something she can get use out of for years.  Who doesn’t love a playhouse?

The Target Toy Emporium (online only) is a great help to finding gifts for children too.  Pick a theme and search through the toys to find the perfect present. Explore, Discover, Active, Imagine, Create, and Build are such important themes to encourage a child’s development.  

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  1. JadeLouise Designs (@JadeLDesigns) | 16th Oct 14

    Oh I just love that puppet tent! That would give hours of entertainment for my kids! #client

  2. Cynthia McVey | 27th Dec 14

    Do you have a picture of the tent without the cover or the instructions for putting it together? Someone threw away the box and have no idea how to put it together…

    • Half Crazy Mama | 27th Dec 14

      I don’t have any pics handy and I am traveling for the holidays. When I get home Monday I can send pics of it without the cover on it 🙂

  3. Trista Foulk | 23rd Feb 15

    Im looking for the instructions also. 🙂

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