This month in Playscape we are sharing many of the ways that children learn through play. As caregivers, we can support their play by allowing the time and safe spaces for them to follow their curiosity.
* Images & content created by South Playscape Facilitator Couloir Jensen
DRAWING, PAINTING, & COLORING
When young children draw, paint, and color they are not only learning about shapes, colors and practicing fine motor skills – they are also expanding their imaginations and developing ways to express ideas and feelings.
For young children, making scribbles on a piece of paper is not only simple and fun, it also develops their focus and can be a great boost to their self esteem!
Engaging in imaginative play with children is a wonderful way for them to practice problem-solving skills and self-regulation. Kids may explore verbal and non-verbal expression about the world around themselves
Playing “house” is one of the beautiful ways kids can act out feelings that they may not have the words yet to express and to explore familial roles that they observe.