How To Make The Very Most Out of Pretend Play In The Toddler Years

Parenting, Play and Learning, Preschoolers 3-5 yrs
What can children learn through pretend play? As parents it is important for us to acknowledge that for a child "Play" is not just leisure but is how they learn. In a busy world with what seems to be tireless amounts of chores, it is easy to fall into a cycle of giving your child the same toys to play with each day, using the TV as a baby sitter or saying "maybe next time", "hold on, I just need to finish this first" each time your child comes running to you with underwear on their head exclaiming that they are Captain Underpants requesting that you come play with them. Of course there are many forms of play and endless ways to engage in play with your child. Dramatic or…
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