Imaginary play time is a big part of our homeschool. The girls are still young, 5 and 8, and learning through play is extremely important still at this age. It teaches them to work together, compromise, share ideas, plus the creativity that they have and their elaborate story lines are amazing to listen to.
We have a huge handmade wooden toy box full of costumes and accessories, sort of like Mr. Dressup’s tickle trunk that I grew up pining for. We have acquired costumes and dresses from Christmas and birthday presents, buy and sell sites and leftover Halloween costumes. They learn how to improvise with what they have and use their own clothes and accessories to be part of the costume.
It is definitely a highlight of my 5 year old’s day when big sis wants to join her and play together. They love recreating shows, movies, and plays that they have seen and coming up with their own unique stories.
What are some you your children’s favorite stories to recreate?