7 Ways to Encourage Your Toddler's Creativity Through Play

Photo by: Mary Lauren Weimer
Break the Rules
Who says that DOLLS have to live in the dollhouse? Encourage your child to play with her toys in a variety of ways. Letting your child take the lead in ... more 
Photo by: Mary Lauren Weimer
Break the Rules
Who says that DOLLS have to live in the dollhouse? Encourage your child to play with her toys in a variety of ways. Letting your child take the lead in imaginative play will build her confidence and allow her to explore other roles. See what she can come up with ... it might surprise you!
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Mon, Jul 30, 2012 2:04 PM EDT
For toddlers, play isn't simply about "fun and games." It's essential to their development. It's how they learn to make sense of the world, to communicate, and to build social skills. Pretend play allows young children to safely explore the various roles that are modeled for them. Encouraging pretend play is am important task of parenting. Here are 7 simple ways to encourage your 3-year-old's imagination, and to help her build skills she'll need as she gets older. - By Mary Lauren Weimer



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