Use imagination in a variety of ways and contexts to communicate ideas
When children engage in creative play they are showing that they have the ability to produce something new and original. Children benefit from opportunities where they are free to use their imagination and explore. In order for creative play to occur children need to be in an environment that is rich in stimulation. Curiousity will drive children to take part in creative play. Creative play is different from other forms of play; it enables children to develop confidence in their own abilities as they begin to think and work independently. Games and activities that provide choices and also a number of alternative solutions encourage a certain amount of risk-taking. Games with alternative answers can lead children to think creatively and differently. Children need encouragement to play and think creatively. Opportunities to engage in creative play boost children’s confidence and enable them to come up with better ideas. Children benefit from the knowledge they gain through creative play.
Games and voice prompts allow children to control the pace.
Early play in infants tends to be solitary or takes place alongside other children. Young children learn how to interact with other children through play but they can also explore and learn independently. The initial play experience for infants is when they begin to explore through moving and acting upon the world. Many toys offer infants the opportunity to learn more about their world. Young children will sometimes act out some aspect of their lives e.g. going to the shops and then they involve their toys in these activities. These young children are playing independently but they are also reinforcing their understanding of the social world by acting out scenarios. Young children can consolidate their existing skills by repeating actions whilst playing a game. Learning to play independently has its benefits, for instance, children using an educational game can control their own pace. Children sometimes choose to work independently in order to build up their confidence. Toys and computer games that facilitate independent activity at the right level for the child enhance problem solving skills and increase hand and eye coordination. Although cooperative play increases during childhood, children still spend the equivalent amount of time in solitary or independent play.
40+ designs available! Instruction booklet included and additional designs online
Includes storage box, instruction booklet and 180 pegs in 6 different colours
Best for ages:
4 to 12 Years
Light up your amazing art! Create peg art with lights, sounds and animations
Light up your amazing art! Create peg art with lights, sounds and animations. 2D Picture mode and 3D mode let you create art on the mini stage. Select a design from the booklet and follow the instructions to create your masterpieces. Illuminate your art by entering a special light code, then press play to enjoy the magical light show with sound. More than 40 designs are available in 2D Picture and 3D mode with additional designs available online. Create a chameleon, submarine, dinosaur, unicorn and more! Magic Lights 3D comes with a storage box, instruction booklet, paper stand and 180 pegs in six different colours, everything you’ll need to create endless luminous masterpieces!