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By Tracy Chappell Dec 10, Splish, splash Water has such a joyful, relaxing effect on children — feel free to take advantage any time of the day. When your baby can sit up, spread a vinyl tablecloth on the floor and set out a shallow pan of water with lots of cups, sponges, spoons and maybe his own baby to wash.
Play is your child's full-time job — and there's nothing else that instructs her quite as well in both physical and intellectual development. What does she need to do to get Teddy ready for bed? Not only does it give your child a way to work out her feelings, it also helps her make sense of the world. Pretend play, sometimes called symbolic play, imaginative play, dramatic play or good old make-believe, also introduces the concept that one thing can "be" another — a huge leap in your child's understanding. After all, numbers and words are just squiggles and lines that stand in for math and language.