Imaginative play is a vital learning tool for kids. One of the great ways to inspire and encourage imaginative play is to read books that incorporate it. As a mum of a voracious book-devouring 4-year-old, I’ve met quite a few picture books. And here are three of my favourites for inspiring the imagination. They each do it in unique ways, that align with how children are learning about play at different ages.
- ‘Imagine’ by Alison Lester
- ‘Drac and the Gremlin’ by Allan Baillie and Jane Tanner
- ‘The Last Viking’ by Norman Jorgenson and James Foley.
The first two came out in the 80’s, which just proves that great literature stands the test of time! So, what do these books do that I find so wonderful, and that keeps my daughter asking for them time and again?