A book is a babys first theatre and now US paediatricians are urging parents to read to children from their earliest days. Even the smallest babies are ready and eager to engage and tune into what is being read to them.
Pretend play is an essential part of growing up, and as adults, its important for us to encourage toddlers and preschoolers to give it a go. Pretend play comes with many benefits too and helps develop a childs creativity, recreate social relationships and learn how to get along with others. Its also necessary developmentally too, being like a rite of passage as a child gets older.