Looking to connect with your kids? Then break out the dress up box and indulge them (and yourself) in a game of pretend. Whether playing school, store, dressing up for a ball or to fight a dragon, pretend play can get imaginations flowing, help with emotional issues and strengthen the family bond. Research has shown that especially for kids with special needs, pretend play is a must. Whether you join in or simply encourage your child to play pretend on his or her own, stepping into an imaginary role can do wonders for your entire family! And this does not include turning on the TV!