Children love to use their imagination and play. As parents, we want our children to have fun and be entertained but learn something in the process. Creative play is a great way to stimulate your child's learning and can be very beneficial in their development. A type of creative play that often comes to mind is playing house. Children love to pretend being ‘grownups’ and mimic the footsteps of their parents.
This imagination should be embraced as it can be very beneficial in developing creative skills for your child's future. Here are two simple ways that you can help your child explore their creative side:
Entertain Them With Creative Toys
Toys that allow your child flexibility in play are a great way to stimulate creativity. By choosing toys that children can interact with in different ways, you not only give them hours of entertainment but you engage their thinking. Childrens activity tables provide children with a diverse range of play experiences and a great chance to use their imagination. By having multiple activities, toys like these give your child the opportunity to gain confidence and learn new skills through alternate forms of play.
Another toy that allows your child to explore their imagination are play shopping sets. Children can live their ambition of being just like mummy or daddy and interact with a playset that challenges them to think for themselves. Instead of them pulling item after item from the actual shelves let them discover what it’s like to have their very own shopping experience.
Read To Your Child & Quiz Them
There are many benefits attached to reading to your child. But what are they actually taking away from it? Whilst they know the story, what do they think about it and how to do they comprehend it? By discussing with your child after you have read to them it is a great way to explore different ideas and opinions. Who knows what you might learn yourself.