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Early learning starts at birth. Help your child develop the fundamental skills and knowledge that will lead to his future academic and life success. Learn how to support your child's learning each week and discover engaging play activities that are "just right" for his early education.

Your Child's Development & Learning

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Dramatic Play

What Shall We Pretend Today?

As a toddler, your child's pretend play is becoming more and more rich and creative. When she began pretending, around 8 months old, she used simple imitation, such as holding your phone to her ear as she saw you do. Now, it's likely that your child's beginning to invent more complex situations and characters, and using one object to represent another (i.e. if she has no phone handy, she may use a banana instead). All this make believe is good for her, helping her practice different social roles and scenarios, try out new vocabulary, and solve problems. Reading stories at this age ties in, too, as it will help fuel her imagination for future play times.

Has your child achieved the following Dramatic Play developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all the skill(s) she has already mastered to date!

Sources: This development milestone tracker is not a learning disability screening tool or test. If you have any questions related to your child's development and learning abilities, please speak to your pediatrician and care providers for guidance and resources.