KCTS 9 Workshops/The Importance of Play and Creativity
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.