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"Imagination is more important than Knowledge"

Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge."


Imagination is the door to possibilities. It is where creativity, ingenuity, and thinking outside the box begin for child development. Imaginative and creative play is how children learn about the world.


One of our lovely families recently donated some PVC piping for the children to use to explore their imaginations.


During imaginative play, children manipulate materials, express themselves verbally and non-verbally, plan (intentionally or unintentionally), act, interact, react, and try different roles.


Great opportunities for learning are possible when children participate in creative play. Imagination fosters cognitive and social development. Everyone wants to raise children who reach their highest intellectual and social/emotional potential.


In early childhood education, critical thinking skills and creative problem-solving abilities are goals for children's development. Imagining, trying new ways of doing things, and experimenting help develop critical thinking in children and foster creative problem solving.


Furthermore, imagination builds social-emotional development by allowing children to contemplate different resolutions, thus boosting children's confidence, which can be used in interactions with others. Imagination and creativity are also skills that our children will need when they join the workforce of the Imagination fosters cognitive and social development. Everyone wants to raise children who reach their highest intellectual and social/emotional potential. In early childhood education, critical thinking skills and creative problem-solving abilities are goals for children's development. Imagination-driven play builds your young child's developmental skills. ... The process of pretending builds skills in many essential developmental areas. The preschool years can be one of the most creative times in a child’s life.

Some of our little Dragonflies decided to use them as a tool to explore volume.

Some of our Possums used them as telescopes, microphones and ramps.

Other little Dragonflies fill the pipes with sand and water.

A great idea was to use the pipe as a mould so that they could create a tall sandcastle.

Loose parts can be used as anything


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