How Children Entertain Themselves

Entertainment used to take little more than just sitting down and using whatever was in front of you.

1. Making up our own language.

baby language

2. Slapping together every single building block we owned.

baby legos 

 

 

 

 

3. Hanging out with our favorite animals…

baby kid

4. Punishing the babysitter by getting lost in something like this:

toddler babysitter

5. Mapping out what “all growed up” looks like.

todder grown up

6. Or predicting the future with a fortune teller.

toddler foturne

7. Allowing the MASH game to decide that we’d marry into a profitable fast-food franchise.

Allowing* the MASH game to decide that we'd marry into a profitable fast-food franchise.

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8. Curling up our tongue and trying to blow bubbles.

Curling up our tongue and trying to blow bubbles.

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9. Digging into the Little Golden Books.

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10. Or perfecting our hand-eye coordination.

Or perfecting our hand-eye coordination.

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11. Throwing around the Monopoly money like on TV.

15 Ways We Entertained Ourselves As Kids

12. Dancing hard to half of our favorite cassette tape…

15 Ways We Entertained Ourselves As Kids

…and getting too tired to dance to the other half.

13. Experimenting with “makeup.”

15 Ways We Entertained Ourselves As Kids

14. Making everything around us truly outrageous.

Making everything around us truly outrageous.

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15. And learning to play nicely with pets.

And learning to play nicely with pets.

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