of the most important types of creative
activity for young children is creative
play. Creative play is used with
familiar materials for the children
in a supportive environment. Therapists
use various forms of creative play
such as storytelling, role playing
or imaginative play to help children
open their feelings to the therapist.
Play is the serious business of
young children and the opportunity
to play freely is vital to their
healthy development. Play fosters
mental development and new ways
of thinking and problem solving.
Through block play, children are
confronted with many mental challenges
having to do with measurement, equality,
balance, shape, spatial relationships
and physical properties.