Blogjam: Pave the Way for Pretend Play Blogger Sherry Artemenko encourages pretend play—complete with costumes—to teach children the power of language as they slip into an adult role, experiment with dialogue and story plots, and negotiate with peers. "Some of the most creative homes I visit have an overflowing bin of costumes, swords, masks, necklaces, wings, tiaras ... Blogjam
Blogjam  |   June 01, 2013
Blogjam: Pave the Way for Pretend Play
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Blogjam   |   June 01, 2013
Blogjam: Pave the Way for Pretend Play
The ASHA Leader, June 2013, Vol. 18, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ3.18062013.12
The ASHA Leader, June 2013, Vol. 18, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ3.18062013.12
Blogger Sherry Artemenko encourages pretend play—complete with costumes—to teach children the power of language as they slip into an adult role, experiment with dialogue and story plots, and negotiate with peers.
"Some of the most creative homes I visit have an overflowing bin of costumes, swords, masks, necklaces, wings, tiaras and safari hats. I actually encourage parents to start gathering some props to keep available starting at 12 months, when pretend play begins. Start out with a wash cloth for a blanket, teddy bear and a cup so your toddler can imitate feeding, sleeping and caring for a pretend friend. By the time a child is 3, pretend play is in full swing as little pirates, fairies, doctors or zookeepers surprise us as they suddenly appear after they have suited up."
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