Toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners (older ones too) love pretend play. And don’t be fooled, even though they are playing, they are learning as well! Learning social skills, learning to count (think shops), practicing “reading” (think restaurant menu), learning to handle everyday tasks (think laundry) and so much more!
If your kids like restaurants, try this Dramatic Play Restaurant.
Prepare a little one for a trip to the Airport, Doctors Office or one to the Eye Doctor. This will ease the anxiety of experiencing something unknown, or play it afterwards to keep the memories alive.
A Perfume Factory outside will be enjoyed this Summer, I am sure!
A Pancake Making activity could be a good idea before attempting to bake real pancakes.
How fun does this Taco Stand with felt tacos and all look?
Outings to the Library, Car Wash, Ice Skating Rink, Farmers Market, Flower shop, Grocery Shop or Garden Center is always fun to play out, pretending to be the adults with dolls as children (or the youngest siblings)!
On the note of careers, a Photography Studio is such a fun idea to play photographer for the day and mom can get a chance to be in a photo too!
During the upcoming holidays/breaks, these pretend activities could be set up easily to prevent boredom too!
Which one will your kids want to try out first?
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