Did you know that Pretend Play Can Help Reduce Anxieties in Children?
Pretend play will help a child to learn how to regulate emotions, fears, and worries. Children usually play out their fears and will use pretend play to practice how they might act in a scary situation. Several research have demonstrated that children have less anxiety after pretend playing. Using materials independently to create interesting dialogues during play builds verbal communication skills and promotes a sense of mastery over circumstances.
Pretend play also helps a child to learn how to:
· Develop self-identity
· Reduce social isolation
· Boost Emotional Self-Regulation
· Increase control of own life
· Lower stress