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Why is doll play important in a child’s development?

Why is doll play important in a child’s development?

As many of you will already know, Cicciobello Rumbly Tummy has taken over this week. In celebration of this, we thought it would be a great idea to ask our expert why doll play is so important in developing key skills children need to learn.

Self-help skills
Around the toddler years, children begin to undress and dress themselves. It is a lot easier for them to learn first how to dress their doll; they can then make the transition to themselves once they have mastered taking dolly’s clothes off and putting them back on.

Language skills
Dolls are also great at teaching children different language skills. A child will pick up the names of different body parts a lot quicker if you have an accurate example in front of them. This goes for the names of different types of clothing too and much more. So why not quiz your children on where the toes are and what a nose is? Having a dolly by your side can really aid and improve learning.

Emotional and social skills
Doll play can help children practice nurturing and caring along with helping them to prepare for a sibling that may be on the way. Rocking, feeding and changing a doll all go a long way in helping your children to understand why it’s important to care for others. Giving your child a doll to play with can also be a great way of getting them prepared for the arrival of a sibling. Understanding why babies cry and how to care for them will make them a lot more understanding when a baby brother or sister comes and may even encourage them to help out with the newborn family member. thoughts
Cicciobello Rumbly Tummy is a great example of a doll that encourages self-help as well as emotional and language skills. This doll has features which encourages your little ones to feed it, dress it and most importantly, care for it. So if you’re thinking of buying a doll for your little ones to enjoy, recommends Cicciobello Rumbly Tummy to be at the top of your list.

Cicciobello Rumbly Tummy is available in “Toys R Us”, and online at Smyths Toys Superstore and Argos.

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