Our waiting room has been transformed this year into a mini-Beach.
This is a great theme to re-enact at home. You can set up all the props and develop your child’s imaginative play around something that may be very familiar to them.
You can make a pool of ocean animals too. Use some material as the ‘water’ and some plastic animals.
Dress ups are always a great idea. There are hats, thongs, goggles, sunglasses and hooded towels to use.
How about some shell collecting?
This is just one of many pretend play themes you can do at home with your child. Young children benefit from using words around a theme with lots of repetition to help understanding and retention.