5. Playhouse (Bahay-bahayan)
Playhouse is a popular game around the world. This is the ultimate creative play not bound by rigid rules, but by mere conventions of what it feels, and looks like to be a family. Psychologists might even argue that this kind of creative play is vital for child development as this game allows them to identify schema’s aligned to theirs. Why is that so?
In this game, children assume various roles (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister, friends, etc.). Assuming these roles entail mimicking these roles’ characteristics (behaviour patterns and attitude deemed appropriate for each particular role). This is a great learning for a child assuming he or she has a good grasp of these roles.