PLAY IS A CRITICAL PART OF EMIL'S DEVELOPMENT.
A good solution will adapt to his changing play environments as quickly as his attention shifts and integrate with his current toys.
LIKE MANY FIRST GRADERS, EMIL IS TESTING BOUNDARIES, BUILDING AWARENESS OF OTHERS’ NEEDS, AND GROWING HIS PATIENCE EVERYDAY.
His narrative play often incorporates these aspects of his development, testing what it means to be 'good' or 'bad,' exercise willpower, and observe consequences.
EMIL IS BEGINNING TO EXPLORE HIS INDEPENDENCE, MAKING HIS OWN SNACKS, AND PICKING OUT HIS OWN CLOTHES.
It's important to him that he is able to exercise responsibility and express his individuality. Acting out stories in his open-ended play lets him write the script.
TO ADDRESS EMIL'S OVERFLOWING TOY COLLECTION, MY IDEATION FOCUSED ON UNDER-UTILIZED SPACE IN FAMILY HOMES.
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