Dolls, in general, have been playing both the role of entertaining children for a long history, as well as, being a collector’s item for some adults. Barbie Dolls, in particular, have become some of the most popular doll series for many years, but have you ever wondered how good are they for our children?
The Barbie doll has received much criticism from adults back in the past as well as the present times. Why is that so? Parents are conscious about the shape of the dolls and they don’t wish that their young daughters will get too influenced by a false sense of body image. This may seems like a very fair criticism and it’s right to question the influence a toy can have on a child’s image. However, in real cases, most children do not really pay attention to this and to most of them, they are receiving positive benefits out from playing with Barbie dolls. Here are those examples.
When a child is playing with a Barbie doll, it helps to improve on their creativity and clothes/colors combinations skills because there are so many outfits, shoes, accessories, and play sets that they can mix and match. During a group play, this can improve on their interaction skills as well as they can share their ideas behind their decisions for dressing up their dolls. These are definitely great benefits in the development of children as they learn there is no limit in this world, and they are only limited by their own minds.
Playing with Barbie dolls has the ability to influence your child’s creativity. She can create many different looks for Barbie based on how she feels and comes up with different scenarios to encourage creativity and activate that part of your child’s brain!
Introduction To Careers
Do you know that the Barbie doll could provide your child with successful career choices? Barbie comes with a variety of career options, e.g. Nurse, Doctor, Police Officer, Firefighter and even Computer Engineer, that can help to play a part in encouraging your daughter that she is not limited in her future career choices. Barbie encourages your daughter that she can be anything she sets her mind to.
The varieties of Barbie play sets are also a great option to encourage role-playing. Role-playing provides your child with a better understanding of the certain aspects about the real world outside of his or her controlled environment.
The different scenarios, complementing roles that the Barbie doll offers and how your child plays it out, are important areas of child development. This is where your child starts to learn about responsibility and independence. Her imagination is highly activated, and your child sees a different side of life, other than just playing the usual “mommy” role with baby dolls.