Does your child struggle with pretend play?
Pretend play is a critical part of early development. However, it can be a difficult concept for many children, as it is actually made up of a variety of smaller skills. For children to be able to engage in imaginative play, they need to utilize language, social, and problem-solving skills, in addition to flexible thinking skills.
One way to scaffold this for children is to provide them with visuals, which support creative and FUNCTIONAL play.
I have two versions of my pretend play visual resource.
You can find a free set by going to the Resource Library to access cards for Play Kitchen, Legos, Mr. Potato Head, and Play-Dough.
I also have an expanded version of this visual support. You can access this set of visuals by clicking here. Once paid, you will have access cards for Dinosaurs, Action Figures, Toy Cars, Trains, Blocks, Stuffed Animals, Baby Dolls, Doll House, Crayons/Markers, Doctor Kit.
Additionally, both packs contain a set of guidelines. These guidelines provide information about how to assemble the cards and three levels outlining how to use the cards with children of various ages and abilities. In addition to some helpful tips for implementation.