The weather is getting warmer and warmer as the days go by and the kids really need to get outdoors more. The backyard can be a wonderful place for imagination. There are plenty of pretend play items that you can pick up for the yard that will get them out in the fresh air but still give them some sort of props and toys to play with. It’s really the best of both worlds.
The classic of all pretend play is a playhouse. Whether its a small cabin or a two story castle, your kids are going to love playing house. It teaches them about family roles and how to interact with each other. It also gives them their own space, which can be fun when it’s lunch time and they want to feel like big kids, eating at their own table in their own “house”.
A pretend play barbecue grill is great summer fun as well. Have the kids mimic dad, flipping their own burgers and grilling their own hot dogs on their own grill, with tools and all. It’ll be a great bonding experience for the whole family to really get into barbecue-ing together!