Pretend Play

Toddler On the Go

Here’s a fun and easy way to add something new to your child’s favorite song or story. Use a few familiar objects as you tell the story or sing the song. If you are outside, they can be leaves or rocks, or household items like a spoon or toy if you are inside. Pretend these things are part of your song or story. Ask your child for ideas too!

See what your child is learning

Using pretend play helps your child learn that one thing can stand for another. Making connections and thinking creatively are part of learning to read and communicate. What else can you do to build these skills?

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