DIY: getting creative with playtime

There’s no need to spend a fortune on toys when you can turn a few everyday household items into toys with just a bit of imagination.

Toddlers and kindy-age kids love to play and playtime is important in developing essential physical, social, language and communication skills.

The good news is, you can find great items to add to your child’s playtime lying around the house. Hold onto old milk containers, toilet rolls and cardboard boxes for craft time, save your old clothes for dress-ups and use the great outdoors (or the garden) to find sticks, stones and feathers or create an obstacle course.

Imaginative and unstructured play  allows children to use their imagination and move at their own pace, helping them learn about themselves and the world around them.

Image Children pick flowers and leaves while investigating the garden

 

Published — 29 September 2016 Last updated — 31 October 2016