05 Aug Incorporate imaginative play whenever possible.
You may have heard that imaginative play is difficult for your child. There are things you can do to help. When building with blocks, pretend that you are making a rocket or plane. Make different sounds with toys. Dress up and encourage your child to wear different costumes. Create a separate space to promote pretend play. Try placing a sheet over your dining room table, removing the chairs, and turning the table into a fort. Set up a tent in the corner of the room, or place a sheet over the couch to create a tent or cave. Provide lots of props and toys that your child can use for different purposes, including fake food, baby dolls, hats, and wigs. Get in there and pretend with your child; be a role model, get silly, and have lots of fun.