Play is preparation for real life. Think of it as your child’s “internship” for what is to come!
- Let’s care for a doll or stuffed animal together. I can practice showing empathy to these toys.
- Encourage me to join others in their play. Gently suggest or show me little ways to play with friends. Explain to me what my friends are playing if I don’t seem to understand. I may be missing out on clues to their play if I cannot make sense of their communication.
- Read books to me about feelings and being a good friend. Act out the pictures. The pictures in books can make emotions and relationships very clear! I can look at them at my own pace, and revisit them often.