Being Playful

As we cultivate our own creative and entrepreneurial qualities, let’s do the same for our kids, and that means valuing the vital role of open-ended play.

Active open-ended play as a nurturer of a creative capacity and entrepreneurial instinct doesn’t occur in the first imaging that this cloth that you found and these sticks at hand can be configured to make your castle.  It comes when you get bored with castle life and begin imagining and constructing the next world you’ll inhabit, the stick a telescope then a sword, the cloth a cape and then a tent, you managing an emerging narrative that shifts the scenes and informs new characters.

It’s growing adept at the continuous re-imagining and re-creating of open-ended play that is important at a time when continuous improvement is becoming a strategic base line.

 

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