Pretend play is a very important part of a child's developmental learning process in a natural atmosphere. Pretend play inspires creativity and imaginative play. A child's pretend play are should be very inviting, fun and should also incorporate an array of props to encourage pretend play. The type of materials needed will depend on the specific kind of theme.
Some of the materials included in the free My Pretend Supermarket Kit stimulate literacy activities such as reading and writing. The My Shopping List, Pretend Weekly Flyer and Supermarket Signs are just a few examples of materials included in the kit to promote development of literacy skills.
Six skills children learn and develop while pretend playing include:
Use of Props
Increased Attention Span
Pretend play enhances a child's development in four areas:
Socially & Emotionally-Children learn to cope with fears as well as show empathy much more than children that do not partake in pretend play. Children who engage in pretend play have been through experiences while pretend playing.
Physically-Children develop gross and fine motor skills.
Cognitive-Children use pictures that they have created in their minds to recreate these pictures into experiences and incorporate them in their pretend play. Pretend play also encourages children to ask and answer questions.
Language-Children use language to describe what they are doing.
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Pretend play helps children to better understand the real world around them, while also helping them develop personal skills that they will carry with them to adulthood. How do you feel that you child will personally grow from pretend play?
I Hope your child enjoys playing with their pretend supermarket printables as much as I enjoyed creating them! Have fun and happy learning!