Before creativity, there has to be curiosity. Open-ended play fosters curiosity in kids.
For it to be open-ended play these must apply
- no specific goal in mind
-allow your kids to lead the way
Some ways we can do this as mentioned in the episode are just to fill some bins with paper, glue, and scissors.
Tip: to help them get into it first show that you are into it and that it is important remembering to let them take the lead and if they ask you what you are doing just talk about the experience of it.
Open-ended play are ing words i.e. building, digging, drawing, painting, sorting, investigating, gluing, pasting.
Some fun episodes we have coming out in the next two weeks are about being bored and the BENEFITS as well as the benefits of getting down and dirty!
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