Self initiated creative play: Immy creates an underwater world for her miniature sea creature figurines complete with seaweed and coral directly on the tabletop with Colorix Silky Crayons.
March is Playful Learning month at Childhood 101 and each Sunday I will share a series of interesting links related to one type of play…starting today with creative play;
“(What if) we defined creativity as the ability to see things and express ourselves in a unique way, the ability to find interesting solutions to problems, the ability to streamline a process to become more efficient. Are these not all ways of being creative? And are they not highly sought after skills in our modern day world?
Children are creative individuals. Instead of stomping out or putting on hold their creativity in favour of academics, adults should embrace the creativity of a child as a manner of engaging them in play and in learning.”
Play & Learning Links for all sorts of Creative Play
- Creating Drawing Prompts for Kids: The Artful Parent
- Story Stone Collections & the Benefits of Using Them: Adventures at Home with Mum
- Playdough Recipes and (heaps of) Ideas: The Imagination Tree
- Camera 101 for Preschoolers: Small Potatoes
- Room Design to Encourage Inquiry and Investigation: An Everyday Story
- Loose Parts for Creative and Imaginative Play: Childhood 101
- Creativity Matters Free eBook: Not Just Cute