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


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