Play and Creativity
- To provide opportunities for both free and directed play.
- To train social skills through free play, e.g. deciphering play signals, mutual agreement, taking turns, consideration, taking responsibility.
- To provide the opportunity to develop understanding of feelings and experiences through experimentation in play.
- To provide regular and undisturbed periods of free play which develop powers of concentration and creativity.
- To provide guidance through active adult participation in play situations.
- Through directed games to train social skills necessary to enable each child to follow a framework of rules and the consequences of games.
- To make available the materials and techniques which each child can use in his/her creative activities.
- To encourage each child to use a variety of media for their expression.
- To enable each child to gain confidence and satisfaction in his/her ability to use creative media as satisfactory outlets for his/her creative expression.
- To provide stimulus for each child to create, present or perform his/her own work.
- To encourage children to experience satisfaction in the process of creation as much as in the result.