A researcher studied the effect of toys on children’s creativity. During her research, she discovered that toys such as crayons, play dough, dress-up clothes, building blocks and musical instruments, provide very rich creative-play opportunities for kids. This is because these items encourage experimentation, can be used in a variety of ways, and are used differently every time.
There are many other types of toys that foster creativity, as well. Toys that involve role-play, such as action figures, adventure play sets (fire stations, farms, trains, castles, etc.), kitchen centres and dollhouses, encourage children to use their imaginations and think creatively. Even books stimulate creative thinking because they provide “food for thought” and enliven imaginations.
Just as important as the type of toy, is making sure there is enough time to play with them. Research has found that children need time to “get into” their play; in the process, their creativity blossoms along with other developmental skills.
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