Shopping Time

Shopping is another children’s favorite kind of pretend play. It’s great to have “real” things like cereal boxes, milk cartons or ice cream container, with toys such as fruits and pastries at “the store” to make it more realistic for the children.   According to the website of Team Kids Australia, Read more…

In The Cafe

Children love pretend play, imagining themselves as grown up. Let the children play in a pretend cafe. Children can take turns becoming a waiter/waitress and customers. Research shows that children who engage in imaginative play express more emotional engagement, thoughtfulness and understanding, and less negative emotional expression such as selfishness Read more…

Chefs In The House

Make-believe is how children “try on” adult roles and behaviors they see in the world around them. This activity helps them develop important social skills such as taking turns, cooperating, and paying attention (https://www.webmd.com/parenting/preschooler-social-development#1) Children love to pretend to be chefs as they see adults doing it at home or Read more…

“I am a Builder” : Role Play

Apart from helping children enhance their creativity and imagination, Role Play is also essential in helping them develop social and language skills as they play (and “work”) together. What a fun way to learn! When a child engages in pretend or imaginative play, by pretending to be different characters or Read more…