What Your Baby Can Learn from Pretending
Has your baby started to copy your activities, holding your phone to her ear or sweeping with a toy broom? This is pretend play, also known as Dramatic Play, which begins when your child is around 12-18 months old. Dramatic Play is important to her early learning because it helps foster her development of "abstract thinking, literacy, math and social studies." At this age, it involves simple imitation, but by preschool it will blossom into complex, involved situations and characters.
Has your baby achieved the following Dramatic Play developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all the skill(s) she has already mastered to date!