Pretend and Play to Grow and Learn

We’re big fans of pretend play, and the reason why is b/c kids learn so much by playing and pretending.

This article about The Importance of Pretend Play is a great read.

“When your child engages in pretend (or dramatic) play, he is actively experimenting with the social and emotional roles of life. Through cooperative play, he learns how to take turns, share responsibility, and creatively problem-solve.”

 

Making Friends at Fun Van

Socializing and making friends is an important piece to a child’s development.  “Through cooperative play, he(she) learns how to take turns, share responsibility, and creatively problem-solve.”

The Importance of Pretend Play. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/creativity-play/importance-pretend-play