It really doesn't take much to engage kids.
Sometimes the best memories come from those afternoons when we turn off the TV, and play like families did 100 years ago.
Parents can help spark creativity by providing basic materials, such as clay or even just an old box.
You don't need anything fancy, says Sandra Waite-Stupiansky, professor of elementary education at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and expert on children's play.
It doesn't take a lot of money, but it does take time.
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