How pretend play can prepare children for the real world

By Pippa Thompson

 

Sam Flatman, an expert in outdoor play from Pentagon Sport, explores the benefits of pretend play and creative thinking. His first article in the series discusses the transferable skills our little ones learn through pretend play.

To you it might be an old cardboard box, but to the imaginative child it can be a castle, a treehouse or a gateway to another world. For children, the creative possibilities are endless. But does pretend play really help to prepare children for the real world?

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