Fostering Creativity: Imaginative Play

Lulu just got a new chair from grandma. It becomes her favourite spot in the house since then, as the chair has a huge owl design and it in her size. I placed the chair in our living room, where most of our activity takes place. The chair allows Lulu to hang out comfortably with the rest of family members.

Today Lulu was having fun playing with her dolls. Well, actually, the dolls belong to her aunt, but the ownership has changed since Lulu is around. One huge teddy bear, one zebra, and one penguin. She carried all the dolls around while saying words that I didn't understand. At the end of her play, she put all of her dolls on the chairs facing the television. She took the remote control try to turn on the TV. I think she wants the dolls to rest while watching Lulu's favourite show together.

According to Kathy Eugster, Imaginative and creative play is a more natural way for children to learn about the world and does involve the whole body. Children manipulate and touch various play materials. They express themselves through play both verbally and non-verbally. They use all of their muscles and senses to move around. Actively using their large and small muscles as well as their different senses in play, children develop healthy, strong, and complete neurological connections in their brains.