The holiday season is upon us, and that means the rush to find the perfect gifts can cause parents to automatically gravitate towards the latest high-tech games and gizmos. With news outlets listing off the "hottest new toys" of the year, many forget just how much fun kids can have with the most basic of playthings.
In his latest Huffington Post piece, KaBOOM! CEO Darell Hammond provides some examples of traditional toys that can be both entertaining and educational:
A simple box of sidewalk chalk will bring out your child's inner artist and may also be used to draw those old-fashioned games like hopscotch, four-square and Tic Tac Toe. Small or large, bouncy balls can be thrown, kicked, hit with a stick, and, yes, bounced. Jump ropes, marbles, and soap bubbles all provide hours of entertainment.
Want your child to have the latest educational toy? Fear not. Even the Silicon Valley's high tech elite know that low tech is the smart choice.
Read the full post here.