Playing House

in life •  2 months ago

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Watching children going about playing house evoke my own very nostalgic childhood memories.

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Children are naturally curious and want to copy what adults do. They can't seem to wait to be all grown up. So, there is a lot of pretending and imaginative play. Role playing to emulate mommy and daddy is indeed a favourite game.

It is fun and sometimes hilarious as a silent audience watching the children determine who will play which role and how they decide on their household responsibilities.

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Playing house keeps children occupied and teach them some life skills. They may learn about teamwork and problem solving as they go about with their make believe family life.

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Parents can help children be more imaginative by allowing them to dress up in old 'adult' clothes, shoes and hats. They would look funny and adorable. Store these accessories in a trunk and the children will learn to return their costumes back into the trunk after play. I have a friend who keeps a little closet filled with little cloaks, shawls, dresses and even superhero capes for her children and their friends.

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Little kitchen sets, plastic crockery, vacuum cleaner, washing machine, food processor and a whole lot of make believe gadgets are very affordable and children would love playing with them. My dad was very handy and he made a complete set of stainless steel kitchen stove with pots and pans for us to play house. I have always regretted that I did not ask for the set when I left home as after he passed on, I could not find it in the house.

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