Category: Imaginative Play Activity

Review: Single Car Panel by Twoey 

I adore Imaginative Play with children. I believe it is vital to their social development. I even wrote a whole post about it recently (see here).  In my experience children love the open endedness of Imaginative Play, and can often get a lot out of playing with a […]

Review: Clive’s Jobs by Jessica Spanyol 

I am a big believer in the importance of Imaginative Play in helping children to make sense of the world we live in. That’s why I was excited to discover a series of books called Clive’s Jobs by Jessica Spanyol (Child’s Play). A stunning collection of children’s books that […]

Airport Number Recognition Game 

We’ve been working on how to recognise numbers 1-10 in fun and engaging ways.  Here’s a really simple idea for an Aeroplane fan!  Get 10 pieces of paper, fold them in half and write a number on each. Stand them up to make the aeroplane hangers. Draw a […]

Review: Cafe Owner Pack by Wannabees

I’m a massive fan of Imaginative Play and the important role it has in a child’s understanding of the world they live in. Toddlers and preschoolers often naturally gravitate towards imaginative play activities …the play kitchen at our local playgroup, for example, is always the most popular toy! […]

Imaginative Play Idea: Libraries

We love this game and children can learn such a lot from playing it. Children collect the books off their book shelves and pretend to scan them to borrow them from the ‘library’. They can also practice renewing and returning books aswell as being a librarian. What do […]

Imaginative Play Idea: Castles

We love imaginative play (click here for our post on the benefits and more ideas) Castles are so easy to make out of a box and hours of fun!  Develops: Language and communication skills- ‘acting out’ scenarios with toys in the castle  Fine motor skills- drawing moats, grass and […]

Imaginative Play Idea: Post Offices 

Imaginative play is such an important way for children to make sense of the world around them. (See my previous post for more details on why) I believe it’s imperative for children to take charge of play and for adults to try to take a step back. However, […]