Why should we be encouraging our children in their imaginative play?
Have you ever noticed how young children begin to play imaginatively? Early on, they will pretend to feed a teddy, or make a plane fly through the air. Has your child set up a shop or restaurant and demanded that you come and visit as the customer? These are exciting developmental stages that give us some insight into our children’s language and cognitive development. Here are 5 reasons why pretend play is important: Pretend play allows your child to practice using symbols,