The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development.
By Scott Barry Kaufman Ph.D.
Imaginative play is a vital component
to normal child development.
Many people often think of play
in the form of images of young
children at recess engaging in
games of tag, ball, using slides,
swings, and physically exploring
their environments. But physical
play is not the only kind of play.
We often use the terms pretend play
or make-believe play (the acting out
of stories which involve multiple
perspectives and the playful
manipulation of ideas and emotions),
that reflect a critical feature of
the child’s cognitive and social
development. Over the last seventy-five
years a number of theorists and researchers
have identified the values of such imaginative
play as a vital component to the normal
development of a child.
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To involve you child in imaginative
pretend play, do drop in to Kartwheel.
we have loads of pretend play toys
that will engage both you and your
child in hours of fun.Our kitchen,
shopping zone, toy house, cupcake bakery,
handy man tools are some of them.