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Everything You Need To Know About Open Ended Play

Open-ended play begins in very early childhood when children use objects to learn about the world around them with no guidance or prescription by adults. It offers children the freedom to discover and create and gives the adult insight into children’s thinking.

Open ended means not having a fixed answer, unrestricted, and allowing for future adaptations. This type of play allows children to have no fear of doing it wrong, since there is no correct method or outcome. It’s all about free play, freedom to invent and discover in a relaxed way.

Engaging your child in open-ended play is easy and beneficial. Open-ended toys are non-descript items that a child can play with freely using their imagination, our pikler climbing arches for example!

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4 Benefits of Opened Ended Play

Open ended play gives your child the opportunity to become a leader. Every parent wants to see their child grow up to be smart and independent engaging in open ended play they become the creative leader of their play time and develop critical decision-making skills.

Open-ended play benefits your child by fostering essential intellectual skills to help create a stable foundation for a successful future.

Open ended play helps your child develop confidence in their experiments while playing. This in turn will help your little one realise there is no right or wrong way to do something when it comes to having fun with new ideas.

When your child sits down with a set of coloured pencils and a blank piece of paper, they can draw and colour anything they can think of, they can draw a lion, a bird or even a castle! They can draw whatever they can imagine without the fear of doing it “wrong”.

Children become less afraid to make mistakes when engaging in open ended play, pushing them to use their amazing creativity skills.

If you tell someone not to push a button what are they going to do? Push the button!

This is why open ended play is amazing, there is no rules, no right or wrong answer and your little one has the freedom to learn and play at their own pace. This encourages creativity and decision making all very important skills!

Open ended play promotes independence and creativity in your child!

 

View our favourite open ended play products!

Large Pikler Climbing Arch
Large Pikler Climbing Arch
$329.00
Rated 5.00 out of 5
Wobble Rocker
Wobble Rocker
$330.00
Rated 5.00 out of 5
Explore and Learn Pikler Package
Explore and Learn Pikler Package
$760.00
Rated 5.00 out of 5

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