The best pretend play toys encourage creativity and open-ended play where children are free to lead and guide the activity. Providing your child with plenty of free time to engage in pretend play is important, as this type of play provides numerous benefits.
Benefits of Pretend Play
Pretend or dramatic play is essential for kids to grow in various developmental areas, including social, emotional, language, and abstract thinking.
When children pretend being someone or something different from themselves, they explore using new words and find new opportunities to use their creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Dramatic play also:
- Helps children develop a sense of self
- Builds confidence
- Helps develop empathy
- Promotes vocabulary
KidKraft Pretend Play Sets
At KidKraft, you’ll find a variety of thoughtfully designed pretend play sets, in themes that range from cooking and cleaning to medical care and restaurants.
- Pretend Play Kitchen & Food – Kitchen play sets encourage your child to have fun cooking, serving, and enjoying a pretend meal themselves.
- Restaurant & Marketplace – Kids love pretending to run a restaurant or sell food at a marketplace. And while they’re having fun, they’ll also be developing their numeracy skills.
- Pretend Pet Doctor – Pretending to be a pet doctor is an especially fun way to role play for kids. You’ll love watching your little vet in action!