Build a fort with your child out of pillows, blankets, and anything else handy. Talk with them about what you will build and make a plan. Ask them to help you figure out how to build it. The fort can be a hideaway to pretend, dream, and imagine.

See what your child is learning

When you ask your child to come up with an idea and figure out how to make it, they’re learning to set goals and use critical thinking and reasoning skills. They’re also using communication skills express themselves.

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