Let Her Play! Pretending Today Helps Kids Build Skills For Tomorrow
There’s a reason why you’ll find children dressing up, pretending, and using their bright imaginations in our centers: Dramatic play is a powerful way for young children to develop socially, emotionally, and cognitively, all of which they’ll need to be successful in kindergarten and beyond. “When we let our children play and use their imaginations, we’re helping them develop problem-solving skills, we’re helping them develop cooperation, and we’re helping them be able to see other people’s perspectives,” says KinderCare Education’s Cheryl Flanders. That’s a powerful way to play!