Now that you’ve shown the young children how to pretend in Chapter Two, this chapter will help young children practice their pretend skills. Play is children’s work. They are working at growing up! Young children need to practice using their imaginations as they play. They need to practice their pretending. Young children need to have a lot of different play experiences to help them practice their pretend play skills. Once they feel comfortable pretending and using their imaginations, they can go beyond the stories they know — both stories in books and stories on TV. They can make up their own stories !