Narrator (Catherine Sewell, play specialist): If you’re unsure about how to support your child and your child sort of feels a bit lost as to, you know, what to do today, there’s lots of different ways that we can kind of plant a seed for an idea.
It might be looking at pictures, you know, online or it could be looking at books and that might seed some ideas. It could be even just going on a bit of a hunt to see what you can find, what objects that you could find.
A really nice way to think about it too is finding 2 objects, you know, simple objects in your house that wouldn’t normally be together and even just simply taking those 2 objects and putting them together and just leaving them in front of a child and see what happens.
So yes, my child likes to play with dinosaurs and likes to play with playdough, but what about if I put those 2 things together. So, putting these kind of incongruous items together suddenly sparks the imagination, ‘Ah I wonder what you can do with that’.