Being an 80’s kid, I spent my childhood playtime in the street. I’ve pretended to be Pink Ranger, a Truck Driver, a Bride and a Teacher during our “Teacher, Teacheran play” my playmates doesn’t have any choice because I am the oldest so I am the Teacher. Haha!
In this modern era, because of video games, mobile apps, TV Shows and Internet, I can rarely see children playing street games and do pretend play. And surprisingly my two-year boy knows how to operate the iPad.
Being more intentional now, I want my little Zee to really experience childhood playtime. More than physical play like biking, running and sliding, I’ve read that pretend play is really important in every child’s development (link here)
Here are of the benefits of pretend plays:
- Develops Creativity – because kids use their imagination during pretend plays, their creativity develops too. Even their problem-solving gifts and resourcefulness.