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Video on Pretend Play
student of Sunil Sir has been working on Pretend Play toys.
asked me to have a talk with her on various aspects of Pretend Play. He
also asked me to record this talk so that we can share it with all of you.
play is a favourite activity for children between 2-6years.
are at a stage where they are able to imagine and associate intensely with
objects in their immediate surroundings - which is why in this stage they
engage in pretend play.
pretend play they relive their day to day experiences. They learn to rely
on thought and not on impulses.
ability of the child to see a cup as a hat or a telephone; to follow the
sequences of serving a meal with care and love; even caring for a sick
teddy (turned into a child); driving a car by holding the imaginary
steering - provides opportunities to the child to become self regulated
have seen now a days that children are provided with miniature versions of
most objects seen in their surroundings- for example a gas stove, a
kitchen platform with all the utensils, a laptop setup etc.
moment such toys are provided the purpose of pretend play is completely
toys do not allow children to play with their imagination - we are
restricting their ability to see a stone as cake… a chocolate cake, a
spoon as a badminton racket etc.
are actually obstructing the children from reaching great heights of
imagination and creativity.
role as adults is to give them an environment where children are
free to convert objects in their environment to what they imagine. We
should give them the space to relive and express what they are
is the video on Pretend Play.
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