All in Importance of Play
So what are “behavioral schema?” The term refers to a set of behaviors that young children (roughly 18 months through school aged) exhibit and repeat when they are engaged in self-directed play. No matter culture or environment, and without instruction, children worldwide replicate these same, common actions when they play.
Working with young children has taught me “the simpler, the better, ” and there are few better examples of this than my favorite simple machine—the pulley.
It’s never too early to start giving kids the chance to build the curiosity, confidence, and self-reliance it took for us to build our lasting memories. And there are simple ways to do it. Find activities that inspire and invite kids to drive their own play.