guidance to play
When you watch children play with Imagination Playground, your first question may be: what are they doing? But the better question may be: what are they learning? Here you'll learn how to spot examples of productive play and see what children of different ages can learn. The more you understand what you see, the more you'll realize that Imagination Playground blocks provide opportunities for so much more than play.
It's no small problem to figure out how to make an enclosed vacant space in a vertical structure.
Fabric is the perfect complement to add decoration to the rigid blocks.
The potential movement of parts adds interest and story to the child’s play.
Structures with repeated intervals require a form of mathematical thinking .
Of all the Loose Parts, the cylinder-shaped plug has a strong identity appeal.
Bendable noodles provide an important contrast to rigid blocks.
Children naturally create more intimate spaces within large spaces that define "being in the play."
The fun comes when children try their structures on for size.
Children go beyond building, treating the blocks as props with symbolic status.
Finding the fall limits of structures help children think about the dynamics of structure.
Balls transform the static beauty of a structure into a system of causes that direct the movement of the ball.
True collaboration is more than,“I wait, you build, I use.”
The two types of gears in the Classic Block set afford different problems to solve.
These games create opportunities to negotiate rules among themselves.
When a child adds an accent, she reveals in what way she thought the structure was incomplete.
Some research suggests that the symmetrical structures embody a form of mathematical thinking.
Consider how less useful the Imagination Playground Blocks would be without holes.