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25. Pretend Play The Infant Toddler Toolbox

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Pretend play offers young children the opportunity to explore and develop their understanding of themselves and the world around them. Through imitation and imagination they build a deeper vocabulary, hone motor skills, and develop problem solving strategies. Listen as Jen and Alaina talk about all the benefits of pretend play and share strategies for caregivers to create spaces that support and enhance this emerging skill.


Resources:
https://www.patagonia.com/stories/why-is-unstructured-play-crucial/story-33448.html


https://www.scholastic.com/parents/kids-activities-and-printables/activities-for-kids/arts-and-craft-ideas/importance-pretend-play.html


https://www.pentagonplay.co.uk/news-and-info/why-pretend-play-is-important-to-child-development


http://www.hanen.org/Helpful-Info/Articles/The-Land-of-Make-Believe.aspx​

Pretend play offers young children the opportunity to explore and develop their understanding of themselves and the world around them. Through imitation and imagination they build a deeper vocabulary, hone motor skills, and develop problem solving strategies. Listen as Jen and Alaina talk about all the benefits of pretend play and share strategies for caregivers to create spaces that support and enhance this emerging skill.


Resources:
https://www.patagonia.com/stories/why-is-unstructured-play-crucial/story-33448.html


https://www.scholastic.com/parents/kids-activities-and-printables/activities-for-kids/arts-and-craft-ideas/importance-pretend-play.html


https://www.pentagonplay.co.uk/news-and-info/why-pretend-play-is-important-to-child-development


http://www.hanen.org/Helpful-Info/Articles/The-Land-of-Make-Believe.aspx​

26 min

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