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Social Benefits of Pretend Play

Maileg KnowledgeJun 2, 2021
Children practice social interactions during play. They greet and respond to friends, work out differences, learn to take turns (reciprocity), share, and express themselves verbally.
Social Benefits of Pretend Play
Social Benefits of Pretend Play

All of this is done in their own spaces and imaginative worlds.  A place where they feel safe and secure to practice these interactions with their trusted and familial play worlds. Children need this space to practice before bringing their skills out into the world of unknowns. So much happens here, if you’ve ever listened to a child play imaginatively, you know just how much content takes place here, so much being processed, practiced and learned.

Children often begin to build their first friendships through play. Collaborative playtime creates an invisible bond between children when they dive into their imaginative worlds together. They are interacting and creating memories together. Play becomes a collaborative effort to create a story together, act out characters and, communicate with their impromptu dialogues. They takeaway new perspectives while learning how to listen to one another. All of these qualities help develop empathy.

Children often begin to build their first friendships through play. Collaborative playtime creates an invisible bond between children when they dive into their imaginative worlds together. They are interacting and creating memories together. Play becomes a collaborative effort to create a story together, act out characters and, communicate with their impromptu dialogues. They takeaway new perspectives while learning how to listen to one another. All of these qualities help develop empathy.

Social learning can be achieved through singular playtime too. For example, a child could be playing with two of their Maileg mice. The child can still create a dialogue between the two characters. In this playtime scenario, the two mice may have problem or disagreement. The child can create a solution between the two characters while swapping between the two roles.

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