Setting up Daycare - Pretend Play
A pretend play area is essential for the development of a child's creative, linguistic and social skills. Pretend Play Furniture allows children to use their imaginations and imitate adults around them; whether they are building a house, cooking a meal, taking a baby doll for a walk or putting on a puppet show, they are developing skills that teach them appropriate human interactions. Besides child-sized "realistic" furniture, such as kitchen sets the pretend play area should also include appropriate activity tables and blocks. Blocks are unparalleled as developmental and educational toys. Younger children use them to develop fine motor skills, learn about shapes and begin their mathematical education, while older children further their skills by building more intricate structures.