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We’ve rounded up a set of high-quality play resources for you to explore. The library houses a collection of links that will take you to peer-reviewed publications, videos of play experts, and websites that may be of interest to you. You can use the filters below to find the resources that best match your interests. The library can be sorted by format (journal papers, videos, blogs etc.), child age, and type of play. Happy exploring!

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I made a unicorn. Open-ended play with blocks and simple materials

Open-ended play with blocks and simple materials Although children’s play just happens spontaneously, it is complex and comes in myriad forms. One universal type is open-ended play, also known as free-flow play, in which the children themselves determine what to do, how to do it, and what to use. Open-ended means not having a fixed […]

Title: I made a unicorn. Open-ended play with blocks and simple materials
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Open-ended play with blocks and simple materials Although children’s play just happens spontaneously, it is complex and comes in myriad forms. One universal type is open-ended play, also known as free-flow play, in which the children themselves determine what to do, how to do it, and what to use. Open-ended means not having a fixed answer; unrestricted; allowing for future change. In the course of such play, children have no fear of doing it wrong since there is no correct method or outcome; and observant adults are privileged with insights into children’s development and thinking. Open-ended play is intrinsic to childhood; children have an impetus to explore and create. When free to experiment with the simplest materials, they find ways to express and develop their thoughts in imaginative play.

Publication year: 2008
Date: 28/07/2022
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