The Benefits of Creative Play
Every child is born with creative potential. Their creativity is what makes them unique. It's their way of saying "I can be; I can do anything." At the heart of Creative Play is a child’s ability to see things in a new light, things that no one else sees but them.
Their need to play is essential for their physical health and psychological development. From the earliest age, playing helps children to learn, to relate to other people and to have fun.
The more children play, the better they get at it and the more creative they can become. It’s in the experience of playing, learning and discovering, structured or not, where their creative potential truly grows.
Child Development Tip of the Month
How many times has your child asked you a question that began with “What if…”? These are questions that can make adults cringe (especially if it is the hundredth time you've heard it today!). When your children ask you “What if…” they are really asking you to help them dream big and learn about their world. Asking those kinds of questions helps children develop their creative and imaginative abilities. So next time your child asks “What if the swimming pool was full of popcorn?” use this as a moment to do some dreaming with your child!