Imaginative play comes so naturally to young children and develops so many skills at the same time, including creativity, storytelling and language enrichment, problem solving and negotiating skills and independence. I love seeing other people’s ideas for imaginative and role-play with young children, and these three featured ideas from last week’s It’s Playtime ticked all the right boxes!
Firstly, look at these adorable imaginative play scenes using fairy toadstools from corks from Irresistable Ideas for Playbased Learning! Totally designed and made by the children and played with in a wonderful outdoor environment.
These DIY super hero capes from Child Central Station are fabulous tools for imaginative role-play! Read Amy’s post and join the interesting debate about what types of play should be deemed as “acceptable.”
And how cute are these home-made shoes from Adventures at Home? Made as part of a child designed shoe shop role-play game, they combine imaginative play, creativity and quite a lot of problem solving skills!
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