kids love pretend play

Playing pretend never goes out of vogue with children.

Once upon a time, there was a rat pack of a grandmother who never threw anything away. She rummaged through her closets and dresser drawers, clamored through her attic and ventured down into her basement, collecting a massive collection of clothing from the past, including Halloween costumes, prom dresses, cheerleader outfits, football gear and dance costumes, that she bestowed on her granddaughter, who beamed as if she had been presented the Hope Diamond.

Playing pretend and dress up games never go out of vogue, even with the most sophisticated children. There is something universally appealing about dressing up and pretending to be something that you are not: a gypsy, a cowboy, a pirate, or a rabbit. Kids enjoy playing dress up.

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