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The Power of Role Reversal

Our son Sam turned three years old last month. And let me tell you...his pretend play is firing on all cylinders! Construction sites, dinosaur battles, horsey rides and chasing the 'bad guys' - all walls of reality are broken in imaginary play as he loves to pretend to be something or someone different from himself.

I absolutely love the fact that our little toddler already knows that the success in life is largely pinned on the ability to positively interact with others and that the best way of learning this is by using different roles and then acting them out.

I believe that we don't have to be kids to learn through play. I believe that in adult learning the concepts of role play are still one of the most powerful and effective ways of learning and developing new skills.

For example: My son loves to switch roles in his pretend play. I have to play him and he get's to play me. During these role plays between me and my son, it is like I am looking in the mirror... Th…