Why I think dolls are still an important part of the toybox, today more than ever...
Dolls have been a part of childhood for centuries, as a plaything and a source of comfort and security. But in recent years, research has shown that dolls can be beneficial for children in many ways. Playing with dolls helps kids to develop their social and cognitive skills, learn empathy, build self-confidence, and gain an understanding of their own feelings and those of others.
aged 7 and up, dolls can help them to understand the complexities of social situations. Pretend play with dolls allows children to practice and rehearse the social skills they have been learning in real-life situations, without fear of failure or rejection. This can help children to become more confident and better prepared for real-life interactions.
Doll play can also help children to develop empathy. Doll play encourages children to think of themselves in the shoes of another person. This helps them to empathize with others and understand their feelings, emotions, and motivations.
Dolls can also be used to teach children how to express their own feelings in a positive way. Dolls can also be used to help children develop their creative skills and problem-solving abilities.
Dolls allow children to create their own little imaginary worlds, and to come up with stories and scenarios to play out. Playing with dolls gives children the opportunity to express their own ideas and to think outside the box.
Lastly, playing with dolls can help children to develop their language and communication skills. When children role-play with dolls, they communicate out loud and begin to internalize the message about others’ thoughts, emotions, and feelings. This helps children to become more articulate and expressive, and to better understand and communicate with others.
So dolls can be beneficial for children in lots of ways. Dolls can help children to develop their social and cognitive skills, learn empathy, build self-confidence, and gain an understanding of their own feelings and those of others. Dolls also allow children to express their own ideas and to think outside the box. Playing with dolls can also help children to develop their language and communication skills.
So, if you’re looking for a way to enhance your child’s development, consider giving them a doll and watch them blossom!