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Written by Clare Caro for Nature Play

Schemas in Children’s Play are such an important concept when it comes to the development of our children that it’s worth taking the time to understand them so you can facilitate them when you see them.

What are these schemas?
Well it’s really a fancy word for the urges that children have to do things like climbthrow things and hide in small places.

They appear through play; perhaps it is the way they choose to do things, or what they desperately need to do out of the blue!

Here are ten of these natural urges mapped out in a list, they can come one at a time, in bunches, some are super strong and last for ages… each child is different.

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