Children learn best through play and what better way to experience role play with our peers.  We took turns at using the stethoscopes, syringes and thermometers to take care of each other. 

Imaginative play is essentially when children are role playing and are acting out various experiences they may have had or something that is of some interest to them. 

They are experimenting with decision making on how to behave and are also practising their social skills.  Children learn from experience, from what happens around them, from what they see, hear, smell, taste and touch.   To absorb those experiences and make sense of the world, they need to be engaged in imaginary play.