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Creating open ended play opportunities

Posted by Elizabeth Marshall on

Creating open ended play opportunities

How to setup open ended play opportunities I covered in my earlier post what open ended play is and why I like it, what I wanted to look at now was how we create spaces and setups to encourage open ended play. It's not as daunting as it may seem just requires a little bit of thought and creativity or just some thought and let the little ones come up with the creativity. First thing there is no set way of doing this but there are a few things you can do to help get you started. You will find a method that...

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Open ended play a quick guide

Posted by Elizabeth Marshall on

Open ended play a quick guide

Open Ended Play I'm a big fan of open ended play and resources and it's a term we often hear but what does it mean and why do we like it? Probably the best way of explaining and thinking about open ended play is to think about the opposite close ended play. yes it's a real thing, This type of play (as the name suggests) has an end point an example would be a board game or a jigsaw puzzle, they have an ending to them and there is a clear objective or reason for play. Once the jigsaw is...

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