Children in the upstairs playrooms have been having tea parties in the garden. They have been using their imagination when pouring their tea and milk into cups. One child said, “I want tea, my mummy likes tea.”
Another child filled a bowl full of stones and wooden pieces and said, “A cake, chocolate cake?” Her friend said, “My mummy makes cakes.”
Imaginative play is important when children are role playing and practising their social skills. When engaged in imaginary play they are also beginning to make sense of the world around them.