The Power of Creative Play
Give a child a cardboard box and some inspiration and imagination comes to life. We call this Creative Play, and fueling it is one of the most important things we can do to prepare children for the future. It develops valuable 21st century skills and prepares kids to be next-generation innovators. Our different programs are designed to help adults from all walks of life use Creative Play to develop these skills in children everywhere.
Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn. – O. Fred Donaldson
What is creative play?
Creative play is a vital part of childhood and child development. Through creative and imaginative play children can grow emotionally, socially, intellectually, and even physically. Creative experiences help a child develop these skills and enable them to share their thoughts, feelings and ideas. Exposing children to creative opportunities contributes to, and furthers their development. Coming up with ways to play creatively doesn’t have to be stressful or take a lot of time. In fact, over-structuring is the opposite of creative play. Every small step toward developing a child’s skills is a major milestone in their growth and happiness.
From: The Little Gym
How can Hitchcock help?
Hitchcock Design Group has an entire team of experts dedicated to recreation and creative play. We can help you decide if your community can take on a creative playground.
Check out some examples of our creative play projects here.
Contact us to find out if we can help: firstname.lastname@example.org