Today’s Parenting Reminder:
Make-believe develops your child’s imagination.
When you play pretend with your child, show him the difference between pretend and real:
- Tell him you are having fun “pretending.”
- Agree at the start to play pretend for a certain amount of time; when the time is up, say you are done “pretending.”
- When you stop pretending, say what has changed – you put away the dress-up clothes, the table is a table and no longer a fort, you put away the play dishes and got out real dishes with real food for lunch, etc.
Read more about pretend play: That Special Gift – Part 2.
Next Parenting Reminder will be on October 5, 2015 (Daily Parenting Tips).
Check Daily Parenting Tips for hundreds of past helpful reminders.