We are told that imaginative play is best for kid’s development but who’s teaching them how to ‘imagine’?
Plastic toys don’t age well, they lose their shine, their colours change (and not in a good way) and they become brittle. They don’t look enticing, just rather – soulless.
We all understand the importance of imaginative play but adults can unintentionally undermine its value by imposing their own values…
Stuart Brown MD and founder of the National Institute for Play has identified 8 play personalities that develop over time as we develop strong preferences for certain types of play.
There is mounting concern that play is being reduced in favour of structured-time and academic subjects, even with children in Early Years.
Is traditional children’s play under threat from computer games, smartphones and tablets?
Maybe I’m biased, but I find it fascinating how children interact with furniture as they play and relax.