Children are always learning from their environment. Even if they don’t ask questions or talk about what they are seeing, they are absorbing everything – even from your own routines (so take extra precautions with your actions). Some of the main activities you participate in teach your child about the importance of his or her role in society. Therefore this is your best chance to have some control over your child’s life’s directions.
Role-playing is an essential mean of helping your child to better understand adult behavior, responsibilities and activities. It also offers your child a safe opportunity to learn about this world that we all live in. Let’s look at three different categories of Role Play Toys that you can introduce to your child!
Toy Kitchen Sets
Promote healthy eating and responsible, safe, and sanitary cooking style in your daily life, so your child can practice what he or she is observing. By purchasing your child healthy fake foods instead of fast food replicas and plastic pots, pans, and cooking utensils; your child will be familiar with good eating practices for overall health.
Playset kitchens usually come with a sink so your child can also pretend to wash the dishes, as well as dry and put dishes away in a cabinet. This teaches your child the responsibility of maintaining a clean, safe, and sanitary kitchen.
Toy Doctor Kits
Your child has visited the pediatrician’s office numerous times over his or her young life for different ailments and immunizations. There may also have been times when your child came to your doctor’s office with you. During these experiences, your child was observing and taking in all the activities and items used in a medical office.
With a toy doctor kit, your child, by role playing, can learn what it’s like to work in this career. Through his or her observations, learning how to care, nurture, and check a patient (e.g. a stuff toy) thoroughly plays a big part in your child’s role-playing as a doctor.
Transcending your child into different world realities and fantasies through dress-up is a fun means of not only entertainment, but it also allows your child to decide how and what he or she wants to be. Dress-up games build self-esteem to engage your child in developing his or her unique personality, rather than looking at the world as a common place.
Children enjoy playing dress-up to encourage their imagination and play-out what they already know. There are many costumes for role-playing, such as chefs, cowboys, princesses, princes, or superheroes. This gives your child an opportunity to learn about professions or entertainment to grow in self-esteem and self-respect.