Is there a difference between building a Lego structure according to the instruction booklet, and creating an original design from your imagination?
Turns out there is.
The latter is an open-ended play experience – one that is not led or directed by adults.
It’s the type of play children should be engaged in to grow and learn, say experts.
But the problem is, kids are doing less of it than ever before.
Sumitra Pasupathy, co-founder of Playeum, who has three boys aged 11, nine and four, shares her favourite open-ended play experiences.