The Importance of Play and Creativity
What are kids really doing when they play? This workshop highlights the importance of self-directed play in supporting children's exploration of themselves and the world. Participants discuss superhero play, and how to manage play so it doesn't become harmful.
Sample Themes and Tips
When adults make the rules, children learn things like teamwork, good sportsmanship, how to follow instructions and develop strategies.
When children control their own play they have a chance to try out different roles, learn at their own rate, and develop imagination.
Everyone who needs to solve problems relies on well-developed imaginations and creative thinking.