My little Grumpinator is going through a real imaginative play phase at the moment. He loves playing with little characters and making up stories for them. His favourite story at the moment is that there are tigers everywhere so we need to hide in a cave. He likes building camps and even involves Kaiya in the stories. She is the guard dog protecting him from the tigers!
He is also really into dressing up. Here he is dressing up as a 'scary monster pirate'. He was running around the livingroom yesterday, brandishing his sword, shouting "I'm a scary monster pirate and I'm going to cut your hair!'
ooo very scary. Nothing worse than a monster haircut!
Another role play he loves is having afternoon tea. As a child who spent a considerable amount of time in tearooms whilst I was on mat leave, he knows how to set up his tea set!
I am loving this stage. He has such a vivid imagination. When a simple fleece blanket can become a horse, ice skates, a princess dress and a cave in a matter of minutes, who needs to buy toys!