Pretend play

Materials that encourage creative play and imaginative play help develop social-emotional skills, language skills and problem solving.

Children can expand their vocabulary and experiment freely with words in their own space and time, without the risk of embarrassment if they use the words incorrectly. 

When children engage in pretend play, they develop the ability to look at thing in symbolic and flexible ways. In pretend-play, children face a variety of problems to solve. Children will develop important thinking skills that they’ll use through their lives.

Perhaps most important, imaginative play allows your child to express both positive and negative feelings. It also helps him to work through difficult emotions in order to understand them.