94. Symbolic play: the key to your child’s imagination

Symbolic play is the highest form of play. Your child has learnt to play with ideas rather than physical objects.  But how did she get there?  In a previous post we saw that it all starts with imitative play. We saw imitation is a skill that children have to learn. It’s not something they are born with. …

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100. Play

The pioneering Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget famously said: ‘Play is the work of childhood.’ We all need an occupation, something that engages and challenges us, and for the under-fives play is just that. Piaget was also a firm believer in allowing children to discover things for themselves, instead of instructing them – and we are …

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