Today we would like you to create a puppet show with your child. You can use teddies, dolls, small world toys or puppets to make up a story or act out a favourite story.
This play is important for your child's development it encourages them to use their imagination, their conversation skills and learning new words.
This activity is also effective because it helps you enter into the child's imaginary world and allows children to experience the feelings of other characters (early empathy development) and learn important social behaviors and conversation skills.
Have fun and we cant wait to see all your fantastic photos on your Learning book.
Below are some age in months developmental stages linked to this activity.
Being Imaginative/ Speaking
16-26 months :Enjoys stories and joins in with repeated phrases. Copies familiar expressions like "Oh dear, all gone", beginning to put 2 words together.
22-36 months : Listens with interest to noises adults make when reading stories.
Learns new words rapidly and able to use them in communicating.
30-50 month Engage in imaginative role play, starting to build their own stories and use available resources to create props to support role play.
40-60 months- Introduces a storyline into their play