Free play is what 90% of learning is for my son.
As I have mentioned it many times , the toys he likes most are blocks , because he can make many things with them and they are the cheapest toys we have bought for him. When I think of toys which would boost his imagination and build up his vocabulary, blocks and free joining structures are in number one position.
Today he made Jurassic park with a T rex captured inside one of the structures he made – for scientists to do research.( this is how he explained the structure to me).
I also feel that more than anything kids like us to play with them, and how quickly it lifts us out of our bad moods.
This weekend the focus of our play was the orange balloons, we took turns passing them between us. A good way to get us and him moving and there was so much of laughter and fun.