‘Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of PLAY’
– (Henri Matisse)
Imaginative play is an important ingredient for rich outdoor play provision. As children pretend to do something or be someone different from themselves, all walls of reality are broken.
There are lots of role play scenarios that work better outside where children can work on a big scale, creating greater authenticity and meaning.
Role play is a key component of learning. It encourages children to become active participants in their learning and make sense of the world around them.