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Children’s Self-initiated Play

To discover themselves and the world around them.

In this 3-part series, you can witness children discovering themselves and the world around them through self-initiated explorations: Watching how a baby begins to discover her own body, hands, and feet, before playing with toys. At the age of 2 years, children love to freely explore all kinds of simple play materials in the world around them. You will be surprised by the wide range of creativity children unfold once they find simple materials in their environment to create their own world with.

Self-discovery - Less is More


In this short video, you will be inspired by how babies are sufficient unto themselves. You’ll see that they do not need to be entertained or amused as we so often tend to do. They just need time to discover themselves. Through self-exploration they can thrive and bloom into themselves, before getting to know the outside world with first toys.

Duration 01:32

The development of concentrated free play

This video shows aspects of how play develops in the second year of life, what children can learn through free play, what kind of materials are suitable, and how they can learn focused, concentrated self-initiated exploration.
Some parts of the video are in German with English subtitles.

Duration 02:36

What children need to unfold their creativity

Find inspirations and encouragement about how to support your child's unlimited creativity. Learn what children need to make their own doll, build their own imaginative swing, bake yummy (imaginary) pizza or apple strudel. The child’s imaginative world is full of wonder without relying on a lot of stuff.
Some parts of the video are in German with English subtitles.

Duration 08:56

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