October 26, 2014

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What is Pretend Play?

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Children’s play is often dismissed by adults as unimportant, when in fact, it is vitally important to a child’s development and well-being. My work with children has been mainly concerned with children who don’t know how to play and also helping parents and professionals in … [Read More...]

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What is Pretend Play?

There are many ways to describe pretend play. I describe pretend play as incorporating conventional-imaginative play (ie, play with toys such as dolls, trucks) and symbolic play (ie, play with unstructured objects or inanimate objects). What makes … [Read More...]

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About Karen

Karen Stagnitti PhD, BOccThy, GCHE.  Karen is an occupational therapist by training who has a very strong interest in children’s play. Karen graduated with Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland in the late … [Read More...]

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  New - View Youtube Video Archie and Ella Play (A 2- and 4-Year old play differently)   Archie and Ella Play Video (click here)   What is pretend play? When working with parents and families, it is helpful to have a handout that … [Read More...]