Creative play is the foundation of a happy child. They’re naturally inclined towards creativity without limits and you can encourage this with playsets that they can use to create their own games and worlds. While adults find cleaning up a chore, kids love cleaning role play because they see their parents hoovering and doing the washing every day, so a tiny broom and hoover can keep them entertained for hours.
Costumes encourage children to take on the roles of their favourite cartoon and storybook characters and become immersed in make believe worlds. Disney Princess costumes are always a favourite, whether they love Cinderella or Merida. Add some Barbie makeup or animal face paint and kids will quickly begin re-creating their favourite stories and making up new ones.
For some kids, the pull of make believe isn’t as strong as the need to build and create real things. That’s where construction toys come in to play, like LEGO and K’NEX. Whether you buy a specific playset or just a bucket of bits these toys fuel creativity in a different way to dressing up also helping kids develop spatial awareness and motor skills.