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Encouraging Pretend Play

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Pretending is an important part of childhood. Pretend play builds social, emotional, language and thinking skills. We can encourage pretend play and nurture the imagination by providing resources that spark children's imaginations.

These printable kits encourage pretend play and are great anytime there's a lull in the day or you hear the words, "I'm bored." For a nice gift, print on colored paper or card stock and assemble in a folder. Additional props are suggested for each kit.

1. Let's Play Restaurant

Let's Play Restaurant is a fun kit to encourage pretend play in kids. They love to pretend and they love to play restaurant. These pages are designed to spark creativity and make playing restaurant fun. Children will practice writing skills, spelling, math, and have a lot of fun. The Let's Play Restaurant Kit also makes an inexpensive gift for kids to give to their friends. Print the pages on colored paper and put in a folder or notebook. You can also add other items to the gift, such as an apron or a chefs hat.

2. Let's Play Library

Let's Play Library is a fun kit to encourage pretend play in kids. They love to pretend and playing library is fun. These pages are designed to spark creativity and make playing library fun. Children will practice writing skills, spelling, reading, and have a lot of fun. The Let's Play Library Kit also makes an inexpensive gift for kids to give to their friends. Print the pages on colored paper and put in a folder or notebook. You can also add other items to the gift, such as a tote bag or a date stamp.

3. Let's Play Store

Let's Play Store is a fun kit to encourage pretend play in kids. They love to pretend and they love to play store. These pages are designed to spark creativity and make playing store fun. Children will practice writing skills, spelling, math, and have a lot of fun. The Let's Play Store Kit also makes an inexpensive gift for kids to give to their friends. Print the pages on colored paper and put in a folder or notebook. You can also add other items to the gift, such as a toy cash register, an apron, play food or a shopping cart.

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