Thinking outside the box
How many times has your child played with a box more than the toy that came inside it? It’s a common cliché that rings true for so many parents. A cardboard box is unassuming, adaptable and readily available. Little wonder then that this “non-toy” was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.
And it's not the only favourite free "toy" kids love. For hours of free exploration, imagination and fun, click through this gallery for 10 more fun items you can find around your home or outside — guaranteed to promote creativity. No batteries required.