Print this page Imaginative Play: Developing Creativity and Problem Solving Skills

One of the great joys of playing is pretending. Starting between age one and two, kids will enjoy making objects "real" and acting out events. Favorite imaginative activities over the years may be dressing up, imitating people or animals, telling stories, or acting out everyday situations like going to the store, doctor visits, occupations, school, household chores, and visits to restaurants. Be prepared to serve as audience or actor in the many shows your creative little one may produce during childhood. Add a healthy dose of daily reading or story telling--starting from birth--and you'll be helping your child grow into a thinking, creative adult!

Provided By Susan J. Oliver, Tropomedia
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