Pretend play provides your child with a variety of problems to solve.
Whether it's two children wanting to play the same role or searching
for the just right material to make a roof for the playhouse, your
child calls upon important cognitive thinking skills that he will use
in every aspect of his life, now and forever.
Does your child enjoy a bit of roughhousing? Great! Some researchers
in early brain development believe that this sort of play helps
develop the part of the brain (the frontal lobe) that regulates
behavior. So instead of worrying that this type of activity will
encourage your child to act out or become too aggressive, be assured
that within a monitored situation, rough-house play can actually help
your child learn the self-regulation skills needed to know how and
when this type of play is appropriate. http://www.playsafekids.com.au/