What can I do to help promote play in my child?
Although each child is different and may enjoy different toys and interactions, the following are suggestions for activities and toys for the preschooler. A preschooler:
Needs space in which to run and explore
Enjoys simple sports and other activities
What you can do as a parent:
Read to your child.
Take trips to the park, beach, and other places.
Encourage play with other children.
Limit how much TV your child watches.
Toys for the preschooler:
Toys that can be ridden
Small, supervised pool
Wagons and wheelbarrows
Skates or scooters, if you keep a close eye while your child uses them
Trucks, cars, and airplanes
Clothes to use to play dress-up
Doctor and nurse play equipment
Nails, hammer, and saw
Play makeup and shaving supplies
Toys that play music