Just like what Albert Einstein said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Imagination, along with creative thinking, has a big contribution to a child’s development. It fosters social development, cognitive skills, creativity and even teaches them to learn about societal structure.
And one of the perfect places to promote imagination and creativity is based on make believe play through the children’s playtown concept. iREC Corporation offers different types of indoor playgrounds and the My Village Playtown is the equivalent of imagination land for kids. My Village is a child-size version of the neighbourhood that is outfitted with the most recognizable places such as the town hall, cafes, restaurants and doctor’s clinic. In simpler terms, it’s a mini-town on its own.
What are the fun activities that can be done in My Village?
Children can become owners or employees of different establishments: they can pack grocery bins for customers at the supermarket; deliver mail in the neighbourhood; perform bank duties; bake pretend pizzas; become teachers; transform into a gardener and take care of vegetables; and even fill gasoline tanks of cars in line at the gasoline station.
As the opposite of the first, they can just become ordinary citizens of the My Village and live a peaceful co-existence. Lastly, they can have their kiddie driver’s license and drive around the city in style. There is no need to worry since these cars are slow and child-friendly.
- Producing Stories
My Village is already packed with different establishments that kids can choose from. Children can choose on which role they want to take and create a story out of it. With the help of their new or old friends in the indoor playground, there is no doubt that they could come up with endless story variations during pretend play. They can even switch roles in between stories as long as it fits on the imaginative world they have created while at play.
- Making Friends
A playground is a public place; children will always have the chance to interact with other children. The imaginative stories of your child will involve other characters as well. If children choose to let others enter their world or collaborate with other kids.
Other than social development, cognitive skills, creativity, and the learning the ways of the world, pretend play also has a number of benefits to children.
Become Better Problem Solvers – Since the children are involved in many different situations, this prompts children to decide on their own. An example is deciding on what will happen in next in their story— the characters involved and how the story will progress forward basing on community decisions.
Comprehend Stories Better – Creating a story needs creative imagination when it comes to crafting scenarios to put into play. It helps children enhance their imagination by transforming other ideas into a collaborative world of pretend play.
Understands Self-Regulation – We all know that kids have little self-regulation. But with imaginative play, they take up a role and perform it while taking in consideration the functional roles of other children. Through collaboration and mutual understanding, it helps nurture the bond between children.
Enhances Planning and Organizational Skills – Playing scenarios help enhance their planning and organization skills since they plan out the story and organize items they will eventually use when playing. By distinguishing the components needed to recreate scenarios, it helps harness leadership roles and thought leaders within toddlers.
Develop life skills – In imaginative play, children act out roles and it gives them the early grasp of the aptitudes required for real life skills through pretend play.
Playing make believe in a kid’s playtown can help with a child’s development. With My Village, parents can rest assure that their children are safe while at play. iREC Corporation is a trusted playground manufacturer that has decades of experience in creating and installing indoor playgrounds that are safe and educational. My Village is just one of the products iREC Corporation has to offer establishments. For inquiries call +63 47 250 2779 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit: https://irec.ph/contact-us/
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