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role play

play kitchen benefits 10/05/2018
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The Benefits of Play Kitchens for Children

Let’s rustle up some deliciously mouth-watering imaginary feasts! Children love playing different roles and scenarios in imaginative play. Play kitchens are a particularly popular resource for pretend play, as it gives children the opportunity to imitate situations that they are familiar with. Whether they are playing the role of a head chef, waiter, kitchen porter or parent at home, play kitchens allow children to imagine themselves in new roles and cook up exciting scenarios. Kitchen role play isn’t just a fun activity for children, it also benefits a child’s development!... Read More

doll play diversity importance 07/02/2018
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The Importance of Doll Play and Diversity

Kids just love to take care of their very own baby! From a very early age, children begin to explore the world around them and imitate actions and behaviours they have seen through pretend play. They start adopting roles of characters they have observed and one way of them doing this is through doll play. Is Doll Play Really That Important? Yes! Playing with dolls is a popular way of young children implementing imaginative play – which is vital for a child’s development. A doll is more than just a toy... Read More

21/04/2016

The Importance of Imaginative Play in Child Development

What is Role Play? Effective role play gives children the opportunity to try out risky ideas in a safe environment. It allows them to explore boundaries, make sense of the world and develop their own identities. Through pretend play, children are learning to understand the basic principles of society and how it functions, and the important rules and routines of everyday life. Imaginative play is vital because it allows children to revisit familiar and unfamiliar events, whilst also supporting the development of their imagination, through real and familiar, to complete... Read More

EYR logo 31/01/2012

Toy Show Treasure Hunt

We all managed to get back from the London Toy Fair in one piece (well almost, there was the shocking / embarassing / hilarious incident when our colleague, Mrs M became trapped in the ticket barrier at Euston for rather a long time, holding up hundreds of rush hour travellers). The toy fair was much as expected – lovely, truly educational products hidden in the avalanche of commercial hype. We found some beautiful wooden items to extend our role play and miniature world ranges and bright, attractive hand puppets and... Read More