Top 5 Play Ideas of 2019
November 25, 2019
Children learn through play!
Play helps children to develop motor skills, communication, vocabulary, reasoning, creativity, and curiosity that will keep them learning throughout their lives.
But that doesn’t mean their play has to be complicated! Adding some new materials to explore will help children adapt their self-directed play to learn all these skills and more.
Read on for the five most-liked play ideas from BridgeWay’s Instagram this year.
Vertical 3D Painting
Little artists at work!! 🎨 Children love to be in the moment when it comes to creating. They are not concerned about a final product and instead focus on the process.
Pumpkins are everywhere this time of year and can be a great addition to your child’s play! Try adding pumpkins to your child’s art, dramatic, and sensory play. Pumpkins make for fun and interesting surfaces to paint and colour on, while the inside of a pumpkin makes for a new sensory experience!
The seeds provide a great opportunity to develop fine motor skills by picking up and rearranging them! Save those seeds for future creative play by adding them to playdough, a dramatic play area, art and more!
Sensory bag DIY! -> Sensory bags are easy to make and all you need are objects from around your home. Fill a freezer Ziploc bag with water, hair gel, buttons, shaving cream or flour (truly anything you find) and tape the opening for extra security.
Loose Parts Playpen
Loose parts such as fabrics, pom poms, towel clothes pegs, and ribbons are great for infants to learn and explore!
Recycled Parts Robot
What might look like garbage to you, is treasure to a child! Reuse boxes, cardboard, Styrofoam and other materials you might otherwise throw away to create anything! Check out this robot made during our Play & Learn program 🤖
Like what you see here? Follow BridgeWay Family Centre (bridgewayfamilycentre) on Instagram for more great play tips in 2020!