Play-learning for 7 to 11Making things and imaginationTheme:imagination and play, play, learningSummaryTranscript
Imagination and establishing the foundations for symbolic and metaphoric thinking. The child with imagination doesn't resort to violence because they have an almost endless alternate number of scenarios within that they can play out that will have some effect on their external world. Whereas the child without imagination is subject to the instant real time of direct sensory input. They have no choice except to try to cut out the source of the input. Whereas, the child with imagination can modulate or moderate these lower immediate defensive mechanisms with the higher imaginative ones that go on in the neocortical structure by which we can moderate the lower.