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.
Kids will have fun making their own garden fairies, especially over summer when plants are in full bloom. Teach them the names of the flowers that you use, discuss the different shades of colour and how plants grow.