Benefits of make-believe play

This Brian Gordon cartoon strikes a chord with me because I stink at playing make-believe.

My kids, on the other hand, hardly even need another person to play with. They can imagine all kinds of characters, adventures and obstacles to make their mundane playroom into an exciting make-believe world.

The folks at Great Pretenders believe that imaginary play is one of the most beneficial activities your child can partake in. One of their founders actually has Milwaukee roots, and they are one of the only domestic costume companies out there.

They sent over a really neat superhero cape for my son, and it's been living on his beloved teddy bear ever since.

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