How to Encourage Imaginative Play in Your Child

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Love these 8 ways to encourage imaginative play in kids! It's so important!

I have twin four year-olds who know how to play and imagine. And I absolutely love it. It is such an important part of childhood. Acting out different situations, expressing different emotions, trying to empathize, and doing bigger and awesomer things. And there are definitely somethings you can do, as a parent, grandparent, or caregiver, to encourage imaginative play in your child. How to Encourage Imaginative Play 1. Costumes Life is better in costume. And so is a child's play. Allowing your child to dress up in fun costumes all year long, and not just at Halloween, is such a great way to encourage an imagination in your ...

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20+ Awesome DIY Elsa Costume Tutorials for Little Girls

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Love this list of DIY Elsa Costume Dresses! It's giving me some inspiration as to how I want to make my daughter's Queen Elsa dress from Disney's Frozen for Halloween.

My daughters love the movie Frozen! I don't know a little girl that doesn't. And Queen Elsa, with her awesome ice powers, beautifully long flowing cape, snowflake decals, and beautiful braided hair, is many little girls favorite princess. I'm sure a Queen Elsa costume will be on the top of the Halloween costume idea list this year. I hate forking out a bunch of money on poorly made Halloween costumes (especially when I have twin girls to outfit). So, I wanted to put together a huge round-up of DIY Elsa costumes to give you some inspiration to Do-it-Yourself this year! I'm still not sure how I'm going to make my girls' Frozen ...

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The Age of Imagination – Pretend Play

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Age of Imagination - The importance of Pretend Play..

It's here: The age of imagination. My twin daughters have been pretending and imagining for a while, probably since about their third birthday, but now at 3.5 years old, they are in a full-blown imagination stage. And I love and hate it. The Importance of Pretend Play I have read many articles and books boasting the benefits of imaginary play. Studies have shown that kids who play pretend do better socially and academically. They gain emotional strength as well. Children who are given more time to independently play, pretend, and imagine turn into smarter, friendlier, and more emphatic children and adults. Not only is pretend ...

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