Updated: 10th May 2018

Benefits of role/pretend play

The process of pretending is essential for many areas of child’s development.

  • It creates opportunities for experimenting social and emotional roles of life.
  • It teaches how to take turns and share responsibilities
  • It helps to learn how to solve problems
  • It enables to understand the feelings of others and develops empathy
  • It builds self-esteem
  • It helps your child to understand the power of language
  • It help your child learn the self-regulation
  • It can strengthen your relationship with them.
  • It positively enhance their learning experiences
  • It helps your child learn about how the world works and practice how adults interact.
  • It’s helping to process and understand new information and what they have seen in the world.
  • It encourages negotiation, cooperation and turn taking
  • It’s a chance to practice behaviour, manners and language that is needed when they interact in real world
  • It helps to understand what behaviour is acceptable
  • It encourages expressive language and exchanging conversations
  • It’s a chance to express themselves
  • It develops imagination which is an important building block for learning
  • It enables them to expand stories
  • It enables children to use their own initiative
  • It’s giving your child complete control to choose a character they enjoy.

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