When spring break begins, you’ll be ready. Because you don’t need to go on fancy vacations to have fun. You can stay home and pretend play for days.
Throughout life, imagination remains a key to emotional resilience and creativity.
– Stuart Brown, Play
To help your kids pretend play, make your own thematic pretend play kits.
In each kit put props that will help facilitate imagination for roles and activities. Build your kids background knowledge about each play theme by reading books or taking related field trips.
Why play? Because play is foundational, brain-building, and essential for a child’s development. (Plus, it’s fun!)
DIY Pretend Play Kits
Pretend play kits that you can make yourself can be anything you can imagine such as . . .
a Coffee Shop
a Post Office
a Movie Theater
a Detective / Spy
But there are so many more pretend play themes.
Pretend Play Ideas
Fairy / Fairy tale
Store your kits in shoe boxes – it doesn’t have to be fancy. Just functional.
What will you play?
Life must be lived as play.
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