April 2022

The power of pretend play

You don’t need fancy toys or tech to learn through play. Children pick up all kinds of skills when they pretend play. Take a look.

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Pretend play is the perfect way for children to explore their feelings – and for very young children to start making sense of the world.

And while the play might be pretend, the learning that comes with it is definitely real. Here are four reasons, parents, caregivers and children can all enjoy and learn from pretend play.

1. It’s great practice for real life
2. It boosts social skills
3. It teaches mind-reading
4. It’s a safe way to explore feelings and practice reasoning

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