What Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers Can Do to Promote Cognitive Play
- Ensure that toys and materials provided children are open ended and promote problem solving.
- Provide opportunities for children to engage in dramatic play that encourages cooperation and negotiation.
- Make available materials that encourage representation through construction.
- Provide art materials that encourage expression of ideas through art experiences.
- Offer simple games that include rules preschool children can follow.
- Provide learning activities that accentuate the senses and playfulness that can be incorporated into play.
- Engage children in simple games and cognitive activities that can later be played independently.
- Make sure that construction and art materials are available in both the indoor and outdoor play environments.
- Ensure dramatic play materials are available in both the indoor and outdoor play environments.
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