Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Pretending and dramatic play drives child development

 Being mom of two boys, now they have turned 12 years old and 7 years old. Time fly and I see that pretending and dramatic play improve child development. They have many roles to play in life as a child. Learning to make jewelry, it's not easy task but they tried by putting each bead and matching the color of beads turn it into beautiful bracelet.

Sean learning to be youtuber
 Importance of role play for kids is that kids learn to solve problems, coordinate, cooperate and think flexibly.
 Education are important but it's good to balance them out by giving them chance to express themselves. For example above Sean being a kid tour guide. He got to learn about the animal names and habitat sharing it with the tourists.
 Talking about tour guide, there was time where he and his brother pretend to be tour guide agent at the KidZania pretending they are making a field trip information.
 Pretending and dramatic play drives child development, the other day we went to a shopping mall. There's information on how to perform CPR and here goes my little one, hands on to learn on rescue and CPR process. It's not an easy tasks but at least he knows of how real real life issues, cultivate social and emotional intelligence. Kids learn about themselves and the world.

Role playing activities encourage children to learn about themselves and the world around them. It builds confidence, creativity, communication, physical development and problem-solving skills. Take example of above my little one, trying to cut up the banana into pieces it helps with improving his motor skills.

pretending that he's going to rescue someone at the top.

My personal ideas and tips on role-playing activities can be anywhere anytime even at home. Well, there's KidZania Kuala Lumpur which is an interactive learning edutainment theme park for kids that helps to prepare them for the real world by immersing them in simulated adult occupations and real-life situations andits role-play activities are aimed to helping kids to learn life today " - all of which support a child's social emotional resilience.

For more information of KidZania, you can click on the link to find out.


  1. Wow! Thank you Sherry for this insight.

    I know pretend play is good to help build communication skill but I am really amazed about the big picture.

    I should bring my kids to Kidzania.

    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hi Khadeejah, thanks for coming by my blog. Yeah you can find many roles that kids can played in Kidzania. This blog post I have mixed of photos not all photos here are taken in Kidzania.:D Photos taken in Kidzania while my children playing are jewelry making, youtuber, and tour guide agent where both of them are in uniform of cuti-cuti Malaysia. :D


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