Category: Pretend Play

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Pretend Play | Baby

They’ll go gaga for this play theme! Anyone can be a baby! Take turns being a parent or a baby, or even teach some independent play by using a doll or stuffed animal! If...

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Pretend Play | Doctor

Say AAAAH! Don’t have any medical equipment? That’s okay! Here are some common household items that should work just fine! Prop ideas: Bandaids: stickers Cast: large sock or toilet paper Injection: pen Stethoscope: headphones...

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Pretend Play | Dog

Who’s a good boy?! Walking on all fours and barking at the door is not for the timid clinician. If you want to elicit some smiles and confuse the family pets, you’re going to...

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Pretend Play | Cat

Are you kitten me?! Whether you plan on chasing mice or sitting in boxes, this visual can help your learners expand their feline repertoire. I guarantee your little buddies will get a kick out...

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Pretend Play | Police Officer

“License and registration…” This police play theme can help expand your typical game of chase into a high speed highway chase where your little officer can pull people over, put them in handcuffs, and...

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Pretend Play | Firefighter

Get your stuffed animals and pool noodles ready, folks! This action-packed pretend play theme will have your learners running around the house yelling WEE-OO-WEE-OO and rescuing stuffies. Bonus points if you have add walkie...

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Pretend Play Basics

Pretend play is probably one of my most favorite skills to teach. Teaching a child to pretend opens up a world of options, as play is no longer dependent on having specific toys or...