The Real Life of Pretend Play
Ever wonder what your child(ren) will take away from home when making an independent life?
Have you heard yourself saying, “Where did you learn that?”
How would you rate yourself as a “role model?’
The answers to these questions, and more, MUCH MORE, are within the open walls of your child(ren)’s world of Pretend Play.
With an uncanny attention to the details of every day life, your child(ren) can happily engage in activities we, as adults, think about as pretty…. mundane.
To create the signs, hat symbols, bin labels, lists & forms for Prop~Templates for 6 (or 7) Simple Pretend Plays , I needed some re-focus time on what the “Main Ideas” & “Important Details” of each simple scenario had to include.
This 26~ page (includes front & back manual covers) download, copy & printable resource in an 8″x11″ PDF will increase the serious, realistic FUN in your child(ren)’s Pretend Play World.
- Contents List
- Construction Instructions
- How~To Tips & Ideas
- How To Make Manual & Prop~Template Pieces
- 20 Prop~Template Sheets for 6 or7 Pretend Plays
- Prop~Templates: signs, hat symbols, bin labels, forms & lists
- colored ink printer
- card-stock & printer paper
- scissors or cutter
- strong wide tape or stapler
- poster-board or stretchy cloth headbands
- binding for manual
Tips & Ideas
Keep Pretend Play Prop pieces organized in separate, labeled zip-lock bags, mini bins or large, labeled envelopes.
Use stack-able, clear bins for Pretend Play components storage.
Large, durable cardboard boxes make wonderful props.
If you have several Pretend Plays engaging your children, inter-changing pieces, like tables, chairs, linens, cloths, play foods & dishes can be kept in one place as a “Supply Station.”
Yard sales and discount stores are perfect place to find inexpensive play props for the Pretend Play scenarios.
Children LOVE to use your “old” stuff for Pretend Play.
Re-use recyclables for props, covering them with appropriate words & pictures. Some, like soap containers, can be cleaned and used as is.
Cut out large colorful magazine pictures, download images from the computer and/or draw the visuals you need. Then, glue them onto cardboard or some other harder surface.
Use construction paper & poster-board to make food stuff, band-aids, tools, utensils.
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