18+ | Pretend Play


Pick up a favorite toy for this activity— a doll, dinosaur, figurine, for example — and "make pretend" with your little one. Your child can pretend to care for the toy or craft a scene from their imagination. Remember, follow your child's lead!

The Science 

This activity stimulates your child's imagination, which is one of the most important skills toddlers can develop. Imaginative play is associated with stronger emotional intelligence and overall achievement as your child gets older. Engage in pretend play with your child and also help them learn to play imaginatively on their own.