Friday, May 24, 2013

Imaginary Play

How important is imaginary play in a child's life?

Imaginary play stimulates a variety of learning behaviors. Using such seemingly common methods of play is actually a way for children to exercise their knowledge of the world around them and develop skills in
problem-solving, cooperation, individual play and social interaction.

Imagination also provides children an opportunity to experience otherwise impossible time periods and environments.
Children are able to express themselves in a way unlike any other.
 It can become an escape from reality something as simple as a cardboard box opens the world of exploration for young children.

Of course, imaginary play is at the height of creativity, an essential component in everyday life. Regardless of the situation or age, creativity provides children (and adults) an outlet to express their individuality.
It plays a key role in drawing and story making skills, as well as tasks related to school, home, and other indoor and outdoor play.
Each child's interpretation of the world is just as unique as the child.

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