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!