Why is it important to nurture a child’s creativity and imagination? - PODS Play

Why is it important to nurture a child’s creativity and imagination?

Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Imagination is a critical part of child development, so parents should encourage their child’s imagination and nurture creativity. When a child is in ‘play mode,’ they often cannot tell the difference between real and pretend life, so it is a great way for them to experience new scenarios and develop a broad range of skills.     When children are exploring their creative side through imaginative play, it is often their method of making sense of the world and testing a range of experiences. Imagination is very important as a child...

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DIY Sensory Room Ideas - PODS Play

DIY Sensory Room Ideas

There are many benefits of adding a sensory room to your household for your children to relax, play and develop key skills. Sensory rooms can particularly help children with sensory needs such as autism or cerebral palsy. The sensory experience can help a child to feel more relaxed and focus for a longer period of time. It is a fun, unique, indoor experience that doesn’t involve sitting in front of a TV screen all night!   Finding play activities in the winter period It can be particularly challenging to find activities for your children during the autumn and winter periods,...

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Colder days and Cosy nights - PODS Play

Colder days and Cosy nights

As the nights become darker at earlier times of day, many of us become conscious that our children are unable to enjoy their usual outdoor play activities. Of course we don't want them running about in the dark on their own or with their friends as this is not safe! How do children play in the winter season? Children still require enough playtime when they get home from school, which is important because the children must have that time at the end of the day to wind down before they go to sleep. After a long exhausting day of school,...

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Why Sensory Lights are Great for Children - PODS Play

Why Sensory Lights are Great for Children

Why are sensory lights actually beneficial? We always hear that sensory lights are great for children - particularly children with additional needs. But do we actually understand why sensory lighting is beneficial? They are great for independent play... Many parents will build a play den or have a play space at home for their child. This might be made from a play tent with lights and it is a great way to give your child the opportunity to have independent play and space to themselves. You might also fit your child’s sensory play space with relevant props and educational toys...

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