Importance Of Pretend Play In Toddlers ( Momimhar posted on September 30th, 2013 )

At toddler stage, kids begin to expand their imaginations.  Their ability to imitate someone or something is starting to get stronger.  This is also the stage when the hunger for knowledge takes place, thus giving the correct information should be in the manner that is understandable.  Also at this age, we hear the “what” and “why” questions over and over.  So we keep answering their questions and we feel like we’re getting out of patience.  The reason why little kids want answers again and again because they try to retain those answers in their brains.  The we will be surprised how they remember those information.  So amazing.

And as with pretend plays, toddlers have big imaginations.  Tea parties, playing dress-ups, building blocks, and others are some of the games they play that they truly enjoy.  The can make their own stories while playing.  What’s amusing is that they will let us play with them, too.  When my darling daughter and I are playing superhero game, I play as a villain.  🙂

What helps enhance toddlers imagination?  Reading and play.  Reading with your toddler everyday not only helps with their speech and vocabulary development.  It also makes their brain work.  With pretend play, it encourages children to broaden their horizons and comprehension.

My little one is interested with princesses now so she likes princess gowns for dress-up.  We didn’t find a reasonably priced princess dress at the store the other day but we found this Lalaloopsy outfit with pink wig.  The price wasn’t too much so I bought it for her because she really liked it.  But I am not quite sure this will be her Halloween costume this year because there are lots of cute stuff in stores.

Kaylen-wig

Wig from her favorite Lalaloopsy character.

 

15 responses

  1. Sofia says:

    By boys love to play pretend!! They love to pretend to cook, to go grocery shopping, to be constructors, and so many more! I am with you, it is extremely important for a kid’s development.

  2. Michele says:

    She looks adorable in that wig! And what a big smile! Yes, imagination is a wonderful thing–even for adults!

  3. Sharon says:

    Kids definitely need to be able to play in their imagination world! Mine often talked to Big Bird, their imaginary friends and all their stuffed animals!

  4. sara says:

    I love when kids use their imagination! Such a great learning tool!

  5. She is too cute, make sure you head to the stores after Halloween, I score a lot of great deals for our dress up bin that way.

  6. Sarah Bailey says:

    Aww she looks adorable! I used to love using my imagination as a child 🙂 x

  7. It is interesting to watch children at play. When they are young and just discovering what play is they are exciting and fun to watch. It is indeed a beautiful thing.

  8. Ahahaha, she is such a cute, future PINK hehehe.

  9. jheylo says:

    Kids do loves to play pretend. They should keep playing like this, better than indulging themselves into gadgets.

  10. becca says:

    omg how cute love the wig

  11. Nova S says:

    he is so gorgeous…i like play pretend with my son just hilarious.

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