Developing Children by Pretending and Dramatic Play.

Developing Children by Pretending and Dramatic Play. | Hi mommies! Did your child love to pretend and play? What is their usual dramatic or pretending play?

As for my kids they love to be superheroes, sometimes being a mother, teacher and etc. Pretending and dramatic play is actually good for their development as the kid actually think out of the box such as what to do and what not to do when they are in that characters.


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Pretend and Play

From my observation, there are 3 main benefits pretending and dramatic play that your child can gain:

1. Creativity 

Creativity is actually the most important thing when your kids are carrying roles during the pretend play and dramatic play. With their creativity, they will develop a new imaginative world complete with tools or platform to play.  So by this play, their motor skills will be enhanced and this will help them to brighten in their future. For example ; being a chef, Zahra pretends to prepare ingredient, cook and serve the food to the customer who is his brother, Fateh. In this play Zahra can develop her motor skills where she actually learn how to cut veggies, and even the skills of holding a pan.

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Chef Time!

2. Social Skill

Kids nowadays who love to play gadget who tend to be anti social and lack in their social skill. Social skill is important as it helps you  make friends and be with the community. So when you pretend and play, you will engage with other people and help you to socialize with others. Thus this play will help to increase your social skills and communication skills. 

3. Language Skill

My daughter loves to watch YouTube and even though I rarely speak English with her, she can understand  and speak just fine. But the best part when she plays pretend, she always speak English with her brother. She definitely have a high confident to speak in English even though she didn't have a proper English education yet. This play actually helps children to learn new language and terms they rarely hear and this add up to their development. 

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In this article I will share with you the simple pretending play that parents can help or monitor their child to do it.

1. Doctor and Patient

To be a doctor, kids need a stethoscope so just bought them a basic need. They definitely will go naturally when they have the equipment. 

2. Chef and Waiter

This pretending play is my kids’ favorite too, as me and my husband also doing food business they watch and learn it. Zahra loves taking order while Fateh pretends to cook it with the real kitchen utensil. So do monitor them closely and avoid any sharp objects.

3. Teacher and Student

Being a teacher is a good pretending play as the kids are actually using their brain to do the teaching. Zahra always be the angry teacher and Fateh always be the naughty boy who always playing in the class. This play always end up Fateh cried cos Zahra beat him. Haha

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The Harry Potter Play

4. Superheroes and Villain

This play is my boy’s favorite but my daughter loves it too. Sometimes they are PJ Mask, sometimes Wonder Woman and Flash, sometimes Spiderman and Super Girl. This play helps your kids to exercise more and helps them to move around.

5. Firefighter and Victim

Being a firefighter helps kids to be the noble person cause firefighter helps people. The kids will also learn to remember the firefighter number and this also helps them to learn what to do when there is a fire in their place.  It is a good learning process with this job so do monitor them let them know about what they are pretending.

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Police Officer in KidZania

But if you are a working mom and dad that rarely have time to be with your kids to watch them play, just bring your child to KidZania. Get your kids to experience realistic occupations hands-on in a fun yet engaging learning environment at KidZania. My kids love KidZania, and Fateh wanted to be a firefighter since he visited KidZania last year. He thinks it is cool.

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Be a construction worker is fun too!

KidZania helps kids to discover their potential in themselves and teach them to be more independent. Furthermore, this activity can help kids to be more discipline with the task and instruction given.

So, let’s encourage our kids to play more and don't forget to bring them to KidZania to let them explore more about the real working life. For more info about KidZania go to www.kidzania.com.my 

Lets Pretend and Play!



32 comments:

  1. Bagus kita dedahkan anak2 dengan pretending and dramatic play ni sebab boleh improve kan motor skills dan knowledge dorang.

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    1. betul tu..macam-macam boleh dorang fikir time main ni..

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  2. Awesome! Being a mother, we need to be creative in many ways in teaching our kids and understand them too..

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    1. indeed! we have to be more creative on our parenting skills!

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  3. Children's imaginations are borderless!

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  4. Syoknyeee tengok diorang main. Rasa nak main jugak. Hehe

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    1. hahaha..kan..seronok kalau masuk KidZania ni..parent excited lebih..

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  5. Saya selalu juga kena jadi pelanggan bila cik Puteri jadi tukang masak, kadang main sampai tertidur abahnya hahaha...


    Nak bawa cik Puteri ke kidzania juga

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    1. hahaha..lama sangat masak-masak tu.. nnt ada kesempatan boleh la bawa k!

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  6. My kids love to play these too at home. I think I should bring them to kidzania.

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    1. yes you should! KidZania can help your kids be more independent and explore their talent and interest..

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  7. sebab tu la wujud nyer kidzania.
    keperluan pembelajaran anak2 melalui lakonan, pretending, doing jobs like an adult.
    fun. interesting. yg penting, penuh dgn ilmu secara praktikal.

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  8. Untunglah budak2 sekarang ada Kidzania tempat untuk kanak-kanak bermain secara kreatif dan perkembangan minda mereka . Dalam masa yang sama mereka dapadapat bergaul dengan orang lain Dan tingkatkan communication skills

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  9. Good articles to be shared shamiera. I totally agreed with your 3 benefits that kids will gain from this activity. I love to do this activity with my niece and nephew too. Hehehe

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  10. Tak pernah lagi bawak anak ke Kidszania , nampak seronok masuk sana , nanti bawak dia , jadi mak memang susah sbnrnya hehe kdg kat rumah pun kena banyak buat drama n fantasi kihkihkih

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  11. Nice, think I'll introduce my girl when she turns 4 next year, she loves to play pretend.

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  12. Pernah bawak anakk buah pergi kidzania, then dia main yang pretend-pretend tu. at the end, tanya dia, bila besar nak jadi apa. dia jawab nak jadi chef sebab boleh makan2 hahaha

    then after that, tiap kali pergi rumah dia mesti kena masak and dia join tolong hehehe

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  13. Good ideas! Been doing number 1 to 4 but not yet play pretend as a firefighter. Good approach bringing kids to Kidzania as an early learning exposure for them. Will do one day :)

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  14. Zaman kita menjadi kanak-kanak dulu agak limited tempat-tempat yang offer macam ni. Nowadays parents pun dah alert tentang kepentingan aktviti macam tu. Memang Kidzania is a good choice. Diah dah pernah bawa anak-anak dulu. enjoy habis.

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  15. Anak saya yang boy suka pretending jadi superhero.. Yang kakak suka pretending jadi princess. Bagus juga untuk perkembangan otak diorang kna

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  16. Amni dapat ilmu baru on how to develop our childrens skill .Actually utk develop anak,parents is the main role for this.not teacher not other members.parent themselves should take this part.

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  17. Itulah masa kanak-kanak inilah masa yang tepat untuk dedahkan mereka untuk berfikir dan explore! Hehe. Biarkan otak mereka berfikir dengan lebih kritis dan kreatif.

    Nice entry sis! Done follow your blog. Nanti follow blog SR ya: www.syazaredzuu.com

    Salam kenal dari SR!

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  18. Baguskan aktiviti pretend and play ni. Dapat menggilap potensi dalam diri anak2 . Selain itu dapat mendidik anak untuk menjadi lebih berani dan berdikari

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  19. It's always a wonderful thing to play pretend right? :) kids actually learn faster through such a way. :) I have yet to bring my little ones there. Hopefully one day.

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  20. AM pun suka aktivit camni utk anak2 AM.. dapat dekati n selami minat mereka di samping mencungkil kreativiti dan menggalakkan imaginasi inovatif.. bagus utk anak2

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  21. Diorg punya imagination mmg beyond limit kita as adults. Anak i yg sulung suka pretend buat toys reviews...maybe s3bab suka sgt tgk ryan toys review kot..hahahha

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  22. Bestnya Kidzania ni.. tengok kawan-kawan bawak anak-anak ke sini terasa nak pi jugak je.. huhu.. tunggu lah harraz dah besar sikti dan faham semua baru bawak bagi dia rasa camne nak pretending and buat dramatic play

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  23. Masa kecik dulu serious memang suka main role play ni sorang-sorang. Especially suka acah jadi cinderella masa tengah kemas rumah. Haha

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  24. beruntung anak-anak sekarang kan. Bagus dapat dedahkan mereka dengan aktiviti-aktiviti seperti ni. cepat diorang membesar dan cepat belajar.

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