Many little girls and boys enjoy dressing up as someone else for the day. In addition to having fun, children develop language skills, social skills and thinking skills through pretend play. Show your child that you appreciate her creative side by playing several dress-up games with her at home.
This game allows your child to dress up as you for the day. Bring out some of the clothes you wear regularly, such as heels, skirts and blouses. Also let her wear your jewelery and put on some of your makeup. Once she gets dressed in your clothes, let her pretend to be the mother while you pretend to be the child. For example, you can ask her to help you make a sandwich.
Dressing up as a superhero can help your child feel strong and powerful. While he dresses up as his favorite superhero, you can dress up as the villain. For example, if he dresses up as Batman, you'll dress up as the Joker. Allow your child to chase you around the backyard so he can feel like he's saving the world from danger.
Princess Tea Party
Show your little girl what being a princess is like with this game. Help her dress up like a princess by having her wear a pink princess dress with dress shoes. Add a crown to her head. Once she's dressed up, have a tea party with her at the table. Teach her how to properly sip tea and present herself at the table. This way, she will know how royal princesses act.
For this game, have your child dress up like his favorite animal. Whether he wants to be a lion or a monkey, help him create animal masks out of paper plates. Also have him wear clothes that match the color of his animal. For example, if he wants to be a gorilla, put a black shirt on him. Encourage him to move around the way his animal does, whether he's on all fours or hopping around.