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How Disney Infinity Teaches Our Kids to Be Adventurous

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As parents, we all want our children to stretch a little. We want them to think and learn and grow and meet new people. We want them to discover new worlds both beyond the front gate and within themselves. In short, we want them to be adventurous.

The good news is it comes naturally. A kid will climb a mountain because it’s there.

We just need to help them develop their natural, inner adventurers …. and we do this in a number of ways:

  • By Having Them Take Risks 1 of 8
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    We ask them to ride their bikes and put on those skates, knowing full well they will fall. We know they must both fall and get back up, and then try and try and try again. We're teaching them to take the risk, to persevere, to learn by doing, to discover, to make adjustments and try again, we're teaching them to survive through play.

     

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  • By Gaining a New Perspective 2 of 8
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    My husband has a friend who enters his house through the upstairs window when he wants to see things differently. An adventurous impulse that helps him gain a new perspective on his life. He's picking up the stick from the opposite end. As parents we do this with our kids every time we read a new book, take a new route home from school, or have them play a character in a play.

     

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  • By Using Their Imaginations 3 of 8
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    Nearly every adventure, except for the truly accidental, begins with a spark of imagination. It's the imagination that asks that first "what if?" After that, imagination takes them as far as they want to take it. We help our children use their imaginations when we have them draw, write a story, design a game, play music, or play with friends.

     

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  • By Having Them See the World Through Others’ Eyes 4 of 8
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    Think about your greatest adventures? Does travel make the list? For many, it almost certainly does. Seeing the world through the eyes of another person, community or culture not only opens your children's eyes to new things, but causes them to take a fresh look at their own.

     

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  • Risks 5 of 8
    Disney Infinity Toy Box Grand Prix

    Disney Infinity encourages all these behaviors.

    With so much creative power in the hands of the Disney Infinity player, he can castles and contraptions, creates long racetracks without guardrails, and fall of the edge of floating worlds.

     

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  • New Perspective 6 of 8
    Toy Box Flying

    If ever there were a gaming system where you can come into the house through a window instead of a door, Disney Infinity is it. You can just build a window instead of a door, and, in addition to walking through it, you can fly, drive, jump, and run through it.

     

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  • Imagination 7 of 8
    Toy Box Floating Castle

    In Disney Infinity, the adventurous "what if" can become reality. Here are just 5 recent contraptions made by players of all kinds.

     

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  • Seeing the World Through Others’ Eyes 8 of 8
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    Just look at some of the new worlds being created by players.

    Adventure awaits! Enjoy!

     

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Mama Latina Tips for Disney InfinitySilvia cooks yummy Mexican food, plays with her kids, and takes pictures at MamaLatinaTips.com.  Read Silvia’s Disney Adventures in Español at Disneylandiaaldia.com.  Follow her on TwitterPinterestGoogle+Instagram, and Facebook.

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