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How to encourage pretend play and creative thinking

Sam Flatman, an expert in outdoor play from Pentagon Sport, shares his top tips on how to inspire children to play pretend.   While some children may have imaginations that run wild, others will need a little helping hand when it comes to pretend play and creative thinking. Constantly finding new ways to stimulate creative play that gives children opportunities to learn for themselves can be a challeng ...

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How pretend play can prepare children for the real world

  Sam Flatman, an expert in outdoor play from Pentagon Sport, explores the benefits of pretend play and creative thinking. His first article in the series discusses the transferable skills our little ones learn through pretend play. To you it might be an old cardboard box, but to the imaginative child it can be a castle, a treehouse or a gateway to another world. For children, the creative possibilitie ...

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