Pretend Play Toys for Children
Children love to make believe and our Let's Pretend range includes role play toys to help the imagination flow. Whether they want to be a builder, run a café or be just like mum we have quality toys to set the scene. You will find pretend food, play kitchens and ironing sets, as well as carpenters belts and wooden tool kits, ideal for your little DIY enthusiast! These are toys which will not only be super fun for the little one, but will also feed into the development of your children.
Benefits of pretend play
There are several ways in which, according to many recent studies, pretend play is beneficial for a child's development. First, it will allow them to learn about new ideas and new ways of life in a controlled environment. By going outside their normal sense of everyday life and imagining what it is like to be other people, children will be taking that first step beyond their own immediate concerns. This, in other words, is part of what will be the cultivation of intellectual curiosity as well as emotional empathy.
Pretend play toys
A second point related to the first is that these pretend games will often allow slightly more daunting or even scary situations to be experienced and understood from the comfort of the home, so that they seem a whole lot less scary when they come round to experiencing the real thing. A classic example of this would be when children take the role of doctors or patients. In so doing, they will be leaning to see that the idea of going to the doctors is just another part of normal life which is not so daunting after all.
Entertainment and learning
There are mountains of other benefits. However, a third main point which it is worth considering is the way in which pretend play allows children to bring their knowledge together and use it in a more live and dynamic situation. For instance, they might have been learning the names of lots of different fruits and vegetables from a book. The dynamic of playing the part of a shopkeeper will then allow them to use this new knowledge in a more dynamic scenario which will engage the brain in a more active way. Studies have shown that this is exactly the kind of reinforcement of knowledge that means it will become more deeply engrained in a developing mind.
Wide range of toys
The products in this range will allow for all this development to happen. But, crucially, this won't feel like a lesson. Instead, it will just feel like pure fun for the little one. Have a look through the range and you should be able to find some products which tally with your children's interests. All the items are impressively realistic, and this is what will make the pretend play all the more captivating. This may even be where a life long passion for one of the activities in real life will begin. From mini toy workbenches and power tools to brightly colourful fresh fruit and veg, this collection is built to facilitate active engagement and imagination.