So, how do you encourage your children to enjoy, explore, and experience the thrill of constructive & creative play? Here are 3 easy ways to foster this type of play:
- Provide spaces that are safe, accessible, and full of open-ended materials.
- Encourage construction play activities whether inside or outside.
- Interact with your children — without directing! — and ask open-ended questions.
Pro Tip: Inspire new types of constructive play by providing a variety of materials! Continually adding new and stimulating elements while removing others keeps it fresh and exciting.
And you don’t have to overthink it — ideas for creative play are all around us… Especially in the simple objects, that to your child, are not so simple! Try using some of the items that you probably already have around the house like: sponges, paper, tape, cardboard and boxes, markers, crayons, pencils, and paint.
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