3 to 4 year olds have a lively imagination and love to play pretend games. Playing house and taking the roles of Mum and Dad and imitating what they have watched Mum and Dad do, is a great favourite. 

Many 3- to 4-year-olds have an imaginary friend who is very real to them, and they will carry on long conversations with this invisible person. It’s quite normal and nothing to worry about. Children at this age find it hard to tell the difference between what is real and what is fantasy, and can become quite fearful of certain objects or animals that we, as adults, know don’t exist. Just be patient and supportive. They love to act out stories or what they have seen on TV, and dressing up in unusual or adult clothes is a great favourite.