As you expose your child to new experiences, you open his mind to a bigger, more exciting world. When your child engages in pretend play, he is actively experimenting with the social and emotional roles of life. By getting in touch with your own “inner child” and using your imagination, you will discover a new way to connect with your child. When you follow your child’s lead, you will learn more about your child and his play interests. Whether you pretend to be a bug, a tiger, or a pirate, make-believe is critical to your child’s development. Have fun pretending with Aaron Bug. See what other “bugs” your child can come up with. Encourage imagination!