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Toys That Encourage Kids For Pretend-Playing

Being a parent is not as easy as it seems. When kids are infants and have not yet learned to walk, it is easy to handle them because at that they spend most of their time sleeping. Even pediatricians have concluded that babies should have at least 14 to 17 hours of sleep every day, some babies even stretch their sleep time to 18 to 19 hours, and that is absolutely normal. 

Babies should get enough hours of sleep. If babies do not get the minimum number of hours of actual sleep time, their brain development decreases, and they may start to gain or lose weight. They also start to get negative emotions, can get ill frequently, face growth issues and have problems learning basic skills.

When these cute little infants start to grow and reach their toddler age, that’s when parents' real challenge starts because the age range of 3 to 10 is the age when kids' brain function at their highest speed and is capable of grasping every activity they witness around them. Kids learn the most from the activities that are conducted around them.

Toddlers are the boxes that are full of mysteries, and millions of imaginative stories are created inside their little brains. If you are a parent of a toddler, you might have noticed and heard tons of imaginative stories from that little bundle of happiness. You will hear a new story every day, and those stories will never make a single percent of sense. Still, as a parent, we listen to their stories with the same excitement they narrate them to us. The narration of these senseless imaginative stories may seem senseless to us, but they make complete sense to our toddlers. 

The toys that encourage kids' creativity, imagination, and social and emotional skills are known as pretend-play toys or make-believe toys or even imaginative toys. In this article, we will be going through the toys that encourage pretend-playing in kids.

Playbox is a popular toy-making brand focusing on improving our little birdies' creativity and imagination. When buying toys from Playbox, there is no need for parents to worry as every toy is crafted from the finest sustainable ivory beech wood and decorated with non-toxic water-based watercolors. So you are moving towards nature preservation unconsciously.

Toys to Encourage Kids for Pretend-playing

  • Dressing-up Playing

  • Let’s talk about the adults first. If we are given dozen of clothes or different types of accessories, we will style them in every way possible. That is our level of imagination which we even call fashion because we know some fashion rules. But this is not the case in children. What do they know about fashion? In reality, that’s the main essence of fun. 

    Give those little ones the same dozen of clothes and accessories, and prepare yourself to witness the fashion show. Some will become princesses, Halloween ghosts, or even innocent and notorious pirates. Kids will make their own imaginative stories full of adventures, pretend scenes, and various other characters.

    The Glam-it-up playset is the perfect one for this dressing-up pretend play. The playset has one Lipstick, 1 Nail Paint, 1 Eyebrow Pencil, 1 Band, 1 Face powder with a sponge, 1 Blush, 1 Brush, 1 Mirror, 1 Perfume and 1 Carry Bag.

    Glam it up in PlayBox Toy Store

    Parents should be part of that fashion show because many researchers have concluded that when parents play with their children, they build a strong relationship. Children are likely to stay away from anxiety or depression issues.

  • Kitchen Cooking

  • Kids spend most of their time with their mothers, and mothers spend most of their time in the kitchen making delicious dishes from their mini-me. Witnessing this activity on a daily basis makes the kids more curious about enacting them once with their friends. Toys like Little Toasty encourage kids to try out their cooking skills by making some yummy dishes. 

    Little Toasty in PlayBox Toy Store

    The best part of encouragement in cooking skills is that at some, they will help their parents with some cooking, like mixing the ingredients while baking, washing the veggies for the salad, and much more.

  • Medical Checkups

  • Even we adults don’t like to visit doctors or take medicine, or even the shots. Kids don’t love either, but they do love to pretend like a doctor or a nurse. They enjoy this pretend-play a lot. Kids love to examine each other, prescribe medicines, give them shots and whatnot. 

    To make their medical play more fun, we have a Happy Teeth-Dental Set, which promotes awareness regarding healthy teeth and other health benefits.

    Happy Teeth Dental Set

    If not, their friends and kids will try this pretend play with their elders or stuffed toys around them. Having this amazing pretend-play session, kids will develop their social skills, like interacting with other people, like their friends from their neighboring houses or even cousins.

  • Tea Parties

  • Having tea parties with a ‘Tea n Me’ playset, kids can enjoy their free time having tea with each other and joying their peaceful evening. 

    tea party toys

    Just like the cooking kitchen toys, tea party toys allow the kids to serve their friends some tea or coffee. These small activities bring great changes in a child’s behavior. They start to develop politeness and kindness in their behavior.

    A note to dear parents

    Kindly never overlook the importance of pretend-play toys in your child’s development. These are the best toys that help your kids in developing their skills the most. All the skills they will learn in their early childhood will stay with them for the rest of their lives. 

    If you want to increase your child’s playtime with pretend-play toys, visit Playbox online store. Here, you will come across a wide range of wooden toys that are suitable for individuals aged from 1 to 99 years old. Pay a visit to our store and relive your childhood with your child again.