Creating Play Boxes
TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment) created a handout for parents about how to make Play Boxes for their children.
Play Boxes contain “collections of small, familiar, inexpensive items that are organized around a play theme and are presented in an appealing way”.
There are suggestions for 13 different boxes from first aid or office to cooking or vehicles. Click for the list of suggestions: Play Box Ideas
In addition to having fun, playing with everyday items in Play Boxes encourages children to ask questions, solve problems, and act out familiar scenes. Creative play helps develop creativity, communication, collaboration, and early academic skills.
Info about TRUCE: www.truceteachers.org.