Cubbie Lee's Blog — communication

Build Self-Confidence and Social Skills with Imaginative Play

communication empathic development healthy social interactions imaginative play Noah’s ark toy self confidence social skills theory of mind

Build Self-Confidence and Social Skills with Imaginative Play

“I’ll be Superman, and you can be Batman.” “How about we build a castle for a dragon?” “Let’s use our dolls to act out the Little Mermaid!” Whether dreaming up and acting out storylines for animal kingdoms or medieval times, imaginative play has been a source of children’s enjoyment for generations. It makes sense--the ability to create, share, and act out stories is part of what makes us human. However, imaginative play serves several other essential functions beyond entertainment. It’s also a great way to develop two important qualities that help children grow up to be well-adjusted adults: self-confidence and...

Read more →