As a parent and a teacher one of my favorite things to observe is children engaging in pretend play. Whether kids develop an elaborate play scenario on their own or become engaged in a play invitation that has been created for them, it is always wonderful to see how their stories unfold.
Pretend play activities are great for language development, story telling, practicing social skills, and developing creativity and imagination, Kids may not realize all the benefits of pretend play; but they do know it’s fun!
And the really awesome part is there are so many ways to engage in pretend play. Some of our favorites are:
setting up pretend play centers,
playing with small worlds,
and dressing up.
What are your kids’ favorite types of pretend play?