Dramatic play, imaginative play, creative play, role-playing, make-believe or just plain pretending…is a foundation of childhood development. These #gifted Environments® My First Soft sets: Career Set, Play Food Set, and Soft Dishes Set are such great sets to start or be additions for dramatic play, especially for toddlers.
Giving children endless opportunities to imitate what they often see adults doing allows children to imagine themselves in new roles and act different scenarios. Children learn through play and are always exploring and experimenting – so sets such as these allows children to perform different roles and test their own creativity. They learn many things through trial and error, and what better way to try out various scenarios and situations than through pretending they are in them.
In dramatic play, role playing helps children develop ideas about how the world works in so many ways. It is a type of play that every child needs to experience as it has so many benefits! It has profound positive effects on a child’s development. It fosters imagination, let’s a child explore themselves and the world around them, strengthens relationships, improves language/communication, builds empathy, fine/gross motor skills, life skills, and process feelings to help their social emotional development.
A child’s imagination is one of their greatest tools in their development. Imaginitve play ignites their imagination to world full of wonder.