+36 1 356 2440 info@happykids.hu
Select Page

Imaginative play in childhood prepares the child to think creatively in a variety of settings throughout their lives. When the child engages in pretend play with a prop, they shift from the question, “What does this object do?” to a slightly different question, “What can I do with this object?” The object itself ceases to be the major focus of concern as the child incorporates the object into play in which the child chooses the meaning and goals. Through repeated exploratory experiences, the child discovers that every object has unlimited possibilities for use. Using the imagination helps children develop the ability to think abstractly, to use language to describe things others cannot see, and to empathize with other people.