Many of the toys available today only allow for closed-ended play, meaning that the play is directed by the toy, not the child. Closed-ended play limits the child’s creativity, inventiveness, problem solving skills, and imagination. Open-ended materials, on the other hand, provide unrestricted opportunities for child-directed play, manipulating and transforming, creating, engineering, designing, and problem solving. Open-ended materials are limited only by the imagination.
I create these open-ended toys and materials to engage children in Exploration, Creativity, and Wonder!