Make-believe is not only fun, but it also plays a vital contribution to your child’s overall development. Imaginative play encourages children to use their imagination to role-play scenarios while learning important skills that will help them along the way.
As they engage in pretend play, children are actively experimenting with different social roles while helping them understand social interaction and relationships. They develop co-operation, empathy and conversational skills by imagining responses and creating dialogue between different characters and in their communication with other children.
While they “cut up” ingredients in their pretend kitchen, or fit an outfit over their doll develops important motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Running around in their superhero cape and “saving the world” encourages active play in your young ones as well!
A twig can be a sword, and a paper boat can be a pirate’s ship in their eyes! Children create worlds and stories by exploring, transforming and manipulating what is given to them. Fuel your child’s imagination and watch them develop into creative thinkers and problem solvers.