The worst thing you can do to entertain children
Avoid “playing pretend.” Kids are awful at improvisation. They’ll talk more about what they’re going to pretend than actually get down to the business of pretending. And they will shoot down every eager initiation you make. An example . . .
You: I’ve finally got you in my clutches, Wonder Girl!
Them: No, Daddy! You’re a good guy, not a bad guy. And my name is Super Wonder Girl. And you’re my butler! And you’re a girl! And so on and so on and so on.