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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

Your Child, Let's Pretend!

Pretend play is important for children for many reasons! It lets them practice their communication skills and can introduce them to new vocabulary. They also get to try their hand at problem solving and working out different physical or social problems that may arise. As your child's knowledge grows, he will become increasingly creative with his pretend adventures. Scenarios will become more complex and detailed. He may pretend to be a teacher, giving his dolls and stuffed animals assignments and using his easel as a blackboard. He might pretend to be a firefighter, evacuating people from his dollhouse and using a stick as a hose to put out the fire.

Has your child achieved the following Dramatic Play milestones yet? If yes, check off all of the skill(s) he 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.