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!
It’s Playtime is a community and Thursday link-up hosted by:
* Anna : The Imagination Tree
* Rachel : Quirky Momma
* Jamie : hands on : as we grow
* Rachele : Messy Kids
* Jenny : Let the Children Play
How to Play :
* Link up a post about a playful learning experience enjoyed by kids. Link at one of our sites and it will appear at all five.
* Give us love and pop a button into your post/blog. Invite your readers to the weekly play-date!
* Each week the playtime hosts will choose favourite posts to feature. By linking you are giving us permission to use an image and link to you, if featured.
* Be sure to visit some of the links that catch your eye. Commenting on posts that you find interesting or inspiring is a wonderful way to develop your own playful community.
Anna, I really LOVE your blog, I am also a teacher and Mum to two pre-schoolers.
This is another blog that I follow, and thought that you might be interested. Alaistair is a former Infant School Head. There was a great post with some more wonderful dough recipes a few weeks ago, but I have linked to a post on Super-Hero play in schools after seeing the play idea above.
Julia Deering says
Managed to grab the It’s Playtime button and linked to your blog from my post… thanks so much again for featuring Adventures At Home. Looking forward to seeing all the playful ideas this week! x
Anna @ The Imagination Tree says
Tamster THANK YOU for such lovely comments! It makes my day when people take the time to say encouraging things 🙂
I have seen his blog before- great stuff and very insightful too. Thanks for the link! Hopefully some others can find it too now.
Michelle Willow says
Oh, I had a connection hick-up and ended adding the sock link twice! Sorry! 🙁 Can someone remove the duplicate?