The Benefits Of Pretend Play
She believes that she is a teacher and she is proud to be one!!!
The wish or the aspiration to become a teacher was incepted in her childhood.
It was during one of the pretend play of “Teacher Teacher” where she used to engage in as a child.
She learnt the basic skill of negotiation when she got to play the role she wished for
Pretend play was not only a source of play but it also helped her to develop imagination, language skills, social skills and creative thinking skills.
Hours and days of enacting to be an educator as a child helped her to master the art of teaching and helped her make the teaching process centric towards the learner. Role plays have a very crucial role in early years.
Importance of Pretend Play:
a. It helps a children to associate themselves to the real world and helps develop connections with the outside world
b. The child develops the cognition to understand different situations
c. Children come up with creative solutions to the problems
d. Also while engaging in cooperative play with other children , child learns to wait for his/ her turn
e. The child also learns the value to share while playing
Pretend play is a very natural way of learning and it should be part of everyday learning
Little did I know, that those make believe plays of teacher as a child would be an actual part of my life as an adult!
I am few of the blessed ones who continues to extend my childhood pretend play as part of my adult life too!
It is a blessing to be a teacher I am grateful to all my children and team members who help me continue my role play of teacher and learner!
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