A Fairy at the bottom of Our Garden

You see things & you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were &  I say “Why not?”

George Bernard Shaw

When children engage in pretend (or dramatic) play, they are actively experimenting with the social and emotional roles of life. Through cooperative play, they learn how to take turns, share responsibility, and creatively problem-solve. When they pretend to be different characters, they have the experience of “walking in someone else’s shoes,” which helps teach the important moral development skill of empathy. It is normal for young children to see the world from their own egocentric point of view, but through  cooperative play, your child will begin to understand the feelings of others.

Your children also build self-esteem by discovering that they can be anything just by pretending!