Parents are always looking for new experiences for their children to help their children grow and develop their imaginations. It is fun to take your child to an amusement park or a playground, but there are several other first time experiences your kids would enjoy that would make a lifelong impact.

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A Retreat Into The Woods

For young children, a camping trip in tents that takes place in the deep woods may be a little too intense. But you can look for log cabins for rent to give your child a first time camping experience they will never forget. A log cabin offers many of the comforts of home that will not have your child apprehensive about the great outdoors. Your child will get the chance to experience nature close-up, and explore a bit of the world outside of your hometown.

A Wild West Town

A child enjoys using their imagination to create a world of their own. If you want to spur your child’s imagination, then get them to a Wild West town to experience something right out of a movie. There are several functioning Wild West towns throughout the United States that offer a real-life experience for your child. It will be a family vacation that your child will talk about for years.

A Drive On The Open Road

The idea of a Sunday drive has been a punchline for many years, but it can also be a great way for your child to experience something new. All it takes to amaze a child is to show them something they have never seen before and if your child has never seen wide open spaces and the big blue sky, then a Sunday drive with the family could be just the thing to get that imagination going.

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A Night At A Drive-in Movie

If you have a drive-in movie close to your home and you have never taken your child to see a movie under the stars, then now should be the time. Seeing a movie at the drive-in is a very different experience than a standard theater and your child may find something new they enjoy with movies on an outdoor screen.

Part of raising a child is providing those experiences that become childhood memories. Take your child to see and do things they have never done before and you will start to see their imagination flourish as they get older.

Mum’s Two Cents

the little one, starstruck and bashful in meeting the cast of his fave TV show, Hi5 {from last year}

It is one of our great accomplishments as mums to witness the marvel in our little ones’ eyes whenever they experienced beautiful things for the first time. It is also one of our responsibilities as parents to make sure they experience as much of the world as they possibly can. These wonderful experiences will not only make for great memories to look back to when they are older, but are also key in making them better individuals that will hopefully change the world for the better.

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