Dressing up games are an important part of a child’s development, whether a boy or a girl, and therefore childrens toys that involve “role-play” can be particularly helpful in regards to a child’s emotional growth. But what exactly is the impact that “role-play” has on a child’s development and what kinds of role play are the most nourishing?
First of all, dressing up childrens games can be a great ice-breaker for a child, and a game of house, for example, could be a great way to introduce your child to a new group of friends.
Also games that imitate grown up social constructs or “sociodramatic” games, such as house (where children act out particular roles in a family) can be an important way in which children begin to understand the various roles and responsibilities that exist in society.
In a sense dress-up is like a language in itself, and the various symbols, such as a policeman’s hat, come to represent specific ideas, e.g. a sense of authority. With this in mind, dress up childrens toys can be instrumental in how a child develops concepts and eventually language.
Perhaps most importantly, dress up kids toys can be a whole load of fun, and whatever you children dresses up as, whether it’s a superhero or a cowboy, you can be sure that not only might your child learn some helpful skills – but that they’ll be having a lot of fun doing it.