(PRWEB) March 05, 2013
Magic Cabin, provider of unique toys, games and crafting supplies has long recognized the advantages of crafts for children and the family. National Craft Month is a great time to emphasize the importance of igniting the imaginations of children, through ample time for open-ended, creative and imaginative play.
The Craft and Hobby Association started National Craft month in 1994 as a way to encourage crafting and introduce people to the benefits crafting beholds. The association reports that 56% of American households craft every year. For children, crafting can be a great way to build self-esteem. Creating something with their own hands can help a child build hand-eye coordination, express creativity and learn new skills. In addition, most crafts take some time to create which can help build patience, goal-setting skills and perseverance.
Crafting as a family is a great way to encourage a child to try new things and provides an opportunity for parents to teach on a wide variety of topics. For example, making a birdhouse together develops measuring skills. Putting together a nature collage, or children as young as four can press flowers for crafting with the Cypress Wood Flower Press can encourage exploration outside. Making crafts relating to a family’s cultural heritage can teach about history. Magic Cabin strives to protect childhood experiences as they become endangered by the fast paced world of the day, through consciously selecting products that are simple, interactive, and enchanting.
Magic Cabin offers a wide variety of crafting supplies and kits for different activities and skill levels. One of the newest for the spring is the Bunny Wool Felting Kit with materials and instructions to make three adorable bunnies. There are also craft kits that parents or grandparents will remember making as a child, such as the Friends Forever Bracelet Kit or the Potholder Loom. Celebrate National Craft Month with Magic Cabin by teaching a child a craft or trying something new for the whole family, it’s fun and educational.
About Magic Cabin
Since its humble beginnings in 1989, Magic Cabin has been guided by the simple notion that children's lives are enriched by ample time for open-ended, creative, imaginative play. The belief in good, old-fashioned make believe and in children's innate need to interact with simple, natural toys and crafts has been a guiding principle for selecting products that are beautiful and enchanting, sturdy and safe, and best of all, FUN. Magic Cabin is a part of the Plow & Hearth Family of Brands which also includes quality toys from HearthSong®, weather instruments from Wind & Weather® and innovative solutions from Problem Solvers®.