Imaginations Running Wild
“Come back to the real world”, that is something we hear all of the time as adults and there is nothing that takes the wind out of their sails more than hearing a phrase like that. If as adults, people who have experienced the real world for decades, feel that way, imagine what happens to little ones when we do not let them fully experience the joys of using their imaginations. As they are just learning about the world around them, they have yet to experience some of the limitations that we put on ourselves- so the world is a new and exciting place! Exploring the world around them, figuring out how things work and emulating scenarios they may see around them are fantastic ways for your little one to learn about the world. Imagination can be facilitated too, so having a range of different toys and activities set up to let children explore is a great way to help your little one’s imagination run wild. Telling stories, role play, costumes, painting outside the lines, craft activities where they can create what they want, give them the freedom to decide on what they want to create in a safe environment. That is one of the expectations you can have at Imaginations child care in Marsfield. Imagination is not just for home, we believe imagination is a huge part of life, especially for our little ones and that is why we offer childcare in Marsfield in an environment that fully supports letting little ones use their imagination, in a safe and facilitated environment.
The Purpose of Imagination Over Reality
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview for life’s coming attractions.”
That is a premise that adequately describes how imagination can help prepare your child for the world. Little things from playing shop or superheroes, to painting and making items on the craft table help children explore the world from their own perceptions. It can lead to them understanding how things work and forming the bonds in the brain to the things that they see around them and learning how to interact with them. Imagination helps foster critical thought as well as igniting passion to understand the world around. Learning that by doing certain activities you can have an outcome, whether it is good or bad, helps children understand the consequence of their actions. It can also foster social bonds. If you walked into a childcare in Marsfield and saw all the kids role playing and acting out their imagination, you will generally see children interacting and speaking with each other, building bonds with the other children in the centre. By putting too much structure into activities, not letting kids paint outside the lines or trying to put a limit on their imagination, it can do some damage to their development. At Imaginations child care in Marsfield centre, we want children to use their imagination, but we also provide a safe and inclusive environment for all. That way children are able to still broaden their perspectives, learning about the world in a way that does not impact their safety and preparing them for navigating the world when they are older.
Activities to Spark Imagination
How many times have we seen kids get an expensive toy and spend more time playing with the box? This shows that imagination is one of the best tools in a child’s inventory and if left with only a few simple things, many children can amuse themselves for hours. That is why the simplest activities are often the best ones. Coming up with songs, telling stories, playing pretend- all of these involve imagination, along with building blocks and other toys that encourage creativity and let little ones make their own rules. This is the approach that we take at our Imaginations Marsfield childcare centre, an approach that facilitates imagination amongst our students. We want our students to build their own identity and learn about the world at their own pace, by providing space and activities for them to learn and grow with each other in a supervised environment. Learning through play has shown to be a beneficial tool for little ones, to give them the best start in life so if you are looking for a childcare in Marsfield that will help foster your child’s unique personality and give them the necessary tools to take with them into higher education, then our Marsfield childcare centre is the right place for you.