Pretend Play

Where does pretending come in? It relates to what philosophers call "counterfactual" thinking, like Einstein wondering what would happen if a train went at the speed of light.

Pretend play in humans is a behaviour that starts around 18 months of age and end with death. Therefore, self deception and deception of others is a trait that deserves much attention from our brains and must be rehearsed from early childhood. And what better way to rehearse self deception than pretend play?

Pretend play is correlated with other positive attributes. In preschool children, for example, those who have imaginary friends are more creative, have greater social understanding and are better at taking the perspective of others. Imaginary friends can also be used to help children cope with stress. This is strength of children, their ability to pretend. They can fix the problem with their imagination.

Numerous scientific studies have established that pretend play during early childhood is important for developing your child's creativity, Adventurous, fine/gross motor skills, self-esteem, speech, sensory skills and even social skills.

At Peek A Boo pretend play is very important part of daily routine as it plays most important role in the holistic development of a child. Children are given lots of means to re-enact a story. This process helps children to engage into learning in a fun way.