Topic 4 Pretend play

  • The most studied type of play

  • This type of activities lets the creativity and imagination flow, since the child is allowed to impersonate others

  • Benefits: development of emotional self-control, executive function, self-regulation, empathy and teamwork; improvement of text comprehension, metalinguistic awareness, memory, communication skills, imagination and creativity; foster of internal and external confidence. In the special case of children with behavioural problems, it has proven to be an effective methodology as well.