Tips for Encouraging Creativity & Imagination in Your Preschooler

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This is a paid promotion by Fisher-Price, but all opinions are my own. Thank you, Fisher-Price, for sending us the new Rescue Heroes® toys. 

Encouraging Creativity & Imagination in your preschooler is important and can be fun! Check out some tips on how to do it and how I’m using Rescue Heroes® toys to do it with my kids. 

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Tips for Encouraging Creativity & Imagination in Your Preschooler 

Creativity and imagination are important traits that are crucial for preschoolers to nurture and grow. They are the building blocks for a well-rounded child. With so much technology, good old creative play can take a back seat. That’s why it’s important for parents to give their children the tools necessary for growing and soaring with imaginary play and make it fun! 

I’ve always made it a point to make sure my kids include it every day. Whether it’s taking a little time to read a book or play with toys, it’s important they take time every day to nurture creativity and imagination.  
However, sometimes you need a few tools to awaken these traits in your child. As a mom, I’m very selective about what my kids bring home and what kind of toys they can play with.  
I want toys that will help them grow but also teach them valuable lessons they will be able to carry with them into their everyday lives. 
That’s why I love Fisher-Price Rescue Heroes toys. This toy line is a special one because these action figures honor REAL life heroes who work together to combat natural disasters whenever or wherever they happen! Rescue Heroes aims to stimulate children’s imaginations and sense of adventure without involving violence. 
This fantastic line of toys has been a much-needed addition to my guy’s creative play, creating hours of fun for them. These characters are as diverse as they are interesting. Check out some of the Rescue Heroes below: 

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These Rescue Heroes toys will help your kids engage and empower the world around us! Best of all, the heroes are diverse. They have different genres, genders, nationalities, professions and personalities. This is something we value strongly in our home.  
I love the fact that my kids can play with toys that aren’t just real-life heroes, but that represents them ethnically. Carlos Kitbash, the inventor mechanic, is Cuban just like us! It’s not every day we come across a toy with roots like that. 
Thanks to these toys, I am able to really push creativity & imagination. Read on to see how I include them in helping promote creativity & imagination in my preschoolers.  

Allow time for creative play: 

It’s important to set aside some time for creative play. Because we are so caught up in structure and routines, creative play is a must. However, with everything going on around us, it may be side tracked. Make sure your kids get a chance for creative play even if it’s a few minutes a day! The Rescue Heroes toys make it really easy to have creative play time. From putting out forest fires to helping those in need, the Rescue Heroes are sure to incite adventure! 
My boys love Rescue Heroes so much that they even take them with in the car. 

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Sometimes they have so much fun they tucker themselves out. 

Give your kids a story line and let them run with it.  

Although you want them to use their imagination at full throttle, sometimes giving them a basic story line will work wonders to see what they go with. These characters have some great backgrounds already, plus the show on the Fisher-Price YouTube Channel is an easy way to spark imagination. 
What I love is that everything for the toys works together Ie: Backpacks are interchangeable between characters, tools and backpacks fit on vehicles.) So even though you give them a basic storyline your kids may go in an amazing direction thanks to all of the creativity they will have playing with the various toys, interchangeable parts, and themes of action, adventure, and teamwork. 
There are millions of ways your kids can create their own adventures with Rescue Heroes. My son loves to head into action outdoors with Forrest Fuego, ready to spring into action with his trusty Fire Tracker. Always on patrol around the perimeter of our house. Making sure everyone is safe and sound. Best of all, you never know which Rescue Hero Cadet is going to show up ready to help out! If they encounter water, maybe Sandy O’Shin will help save the day – if it’s a mechanical problem, Carlos is perfect to help out! There’s a Rescue Hero Cadet for every adventure and every situation. 
Ask Questions 
You’ll be surprised with the stories they come up with. I’ve had so much fun including the Rescue Heroes toys with my kids because of all the fun story lines they’ve come up with. From saving a wild reindeer to helping a group of school children on a field trip to the North Pole. 

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Characters like Irish Sandy O’Shin and her water rescue and Cuban Carlos Kitbash with his building skills have made the world a better place. 

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It’s amazing when you ask them what they’re doing and where they’re going with their toys. 


Show the how the imaginary and real life can come together 

Because you want to have them bring aspects of the real world into their imagination and vice versa to build a great bridge, these toys will be the perfect tool to make that happen.  
These are real relatable heroes for kids, heroes they can emulate. Most important they promote a sense of teamwork that is crucial for them to grow as team players as well. 

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Rescue Heroes characters demonstrate the power of teamwork on every rescue mission by working together and doing their part to help save the day. What I love is that they’re as amazing as humans can be, with the best teamwork, values, gear and expertise imaginable.  
They are ideal personifications of real-world heroes from all over the Earth – daring, caring, skillful and strong – presented as aspirational role models coming together to get the job done. Their tools, vehicles and equipment go above and beyond anything seen in the public eye.  
Most importantly, these heroes represent real world issues in an age appropriate manner.  
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Rescue Heroes is all about practicing goodness and conquering fears in actionable ways.  
Using these toys with your kids will not only help them in promoting creativity and imagination, but will help them soar in so many aspects, giving them a well-rounded and empathetic view of life.  
Head over to Walmart and grab these online now or in store in August!  Summer is the perfect time to give your children the ability to soar by using their imagination with Rescue Heroes. 

Come on, say it with me – “Rescue Heroes… Let’s Go!™

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  • Reply kathy pease

    This is a great post I will have to share with my daughter for my granddaughter.

    August 18, 2019 at 4:31 pm
  • Reply Buddy Garrett

    These toys are great for creative play. Kids will have fun while learning.

    August 18, 2019 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Helen

    My little girl just loves creative play- thanks for the helpful tips to help add to it.

    August 16, 2019 at 1:02 am
  • Reply Katie Bellamy

    Love thee great tips!

    August 15, 2019 at 12:33 am
  • Reply Piroska

    Thanks for the great tips! I love encouraging kids to use their imaginations. Back in the day, my kids didn’t have toys with batteries, toys that talked or made noise. Kids made sound effects on their own. They didn’t get as bored, either.

    August 14, 2019 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply jason jennings

    love it

    August 13, 2019 at 9:34 pm
  • Reply Laura Rousseau

    Such great positive parenting!

    August 11, 2019 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply NANCY

    I love to see kids explore & use their imaginations.

    August 11, 2019 at 11:36 am
  • Reply sheila ressel

    They look like great toys. Anything to spark imagination and creativity is a good thing in my book.

    August 7, 2019 at 7:42 am
  • Reply Margie

    My son loved the transformer type toys when he was little.

    August 6, 2019 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Michele Pineda

    It is important to let their creative juices flow no matter the age. And doing fun creative things is a great way to inspire them. My youngest grandchild is a bit too young right now, but when he gets to be toddler age it will be lots of fun.

    August 6, 2019 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Christina Gould

    Wow, those toys sure have some big feet, lol. They are very cute. Thanks for posting!

    August 6, 2019 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Carrie Kleckner

    My kids loved those toys as young boys! They make the best toys. They definitely promoted creative play times!

    August 5, 2019 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply vickie couturier

    I have these for my grandsons to play with at my house ,they love them

    August 5, 2019 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Sarah L

    Those are amazing toys. I like how they work together.

    August 4, 2019 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Calvin

    So important to emphasize creativity, as it’s at that age group where the brain begins development. Preserving as much creativity as you can is what most people want .

    August 4, 2019 at 4:58 pm
    • Reply Margie

      Kids can be creative with simple things like boxes, sticks, ribbons, etc.

      August 5, 2019 at 9:34 am

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