Pretend and Real are Different. (10-3-15)

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).

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