Pretend play is a fun and important part of childhood development. Through pretend play, children learn to interact with the world around them, express their creativity, and develop social and cognitive skills. Pretend play also helps children to understand and practice new concepts and ideas.
What are the benefits of pretend play wooden toys?
As they take on different roles and explore different scenarios with pretend play toys, children learn about cause and effect, problem-solving, and much more. Pretending to be in different situations to play is a vital part of early childhood education and should be encouraged in all children, giving way to healthy psychological development from an early age. It's a great way for kids and even their parents to have fun while also learning about the world around them.
This kind of playing can encourage better psychological development as it utilises the child’s power of imagination. Kids are normally more imaginative and thus, they can get as creative as they would like, giving them complete freedom. From building a fort out of blankets and pretending to be a princess to using wooden sticks as lightsabers, playing and growing go hand in hand with our pretend play collection.
The most important aspect of using wooden toys in your kids’ pretend play sessions (especially those that do not have much use of plastic) is to teach your children from an early age the significance of being responsible for their actions, and being respectful to their environment while still having fun. Building a sustainable future starts at home, and your choice of pretend play toys for your kids can inspire green and responsible behaviour in them while engaging them in imaginative scenarios.
Which pretend play toys are best for your child?
Grapat Pretend Play Toys
The Grapat collection of pretend play toys include a wide variety of sophisticated yet creative toys for children. Grow your kids’ collection of toys with Grapat’s toys, including the Grapat 4 Seasons Bundle that features four sets of characters (3 nins, 3 nins with top, 3 mates, 9 rings, 9 coins) made of wood to provide your baby with a relaxing sensory experience. Each set is coloured with season-specific palettes to allow your kid to understand the colours associated with each season, too.
Grapat’s toys are designed to improve the children’s perception of touch and to encourage their sensory development. For instance, the Grapat Nins of the Forest is a toy set containing cute little characters and some complementary objects that can serve to create a small pretend village or community. Such toy sets allow children to use their imagination and apply stories from their lives to create scenes or stories using these characters. Children love playing imaginative games, especially when the toys consist of such attractive colour themes and have a nice and smooth touch.
Grimm’s Pretend Play Toys
Grimm’s toys include many fun-looking elements with bright colours and funky shapes to keep the young ones interested. Their pretend play range consists of building sets, stacking toys, tangrams, vehicles, and even wooden bowls and houses. Built sustainably, you can use these toys to allow your kid to learn about shapes, structure, colours, and more. This Small Stacking Puzzle set by Grimm’s is one of the best selling pretend play toys depicting an abstract version of fire that can also serve as an imaginary fire, a tunnel for vehicles, or as a fence for animals in your kid’s pretend play games. Grimm’s toys are known for their smooth wooden finish that they are proud of, and come in a wide variety for children of all ages.
Bonikka Pretend Play Dolls
Kids love dolls, especially when they are Bonikka’s cute ones. Their range of pretend play dolls include soft dolls made from cotton, linen, and other organic materials. The Natural Rubber Mini Dolls are widely popular as a baby welcoming gift as they come in many hair tones, skin tones, and dresses.
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Doll is as described, her hair covers the implant a bit much but that is a design thing & I can cut it so that my cochlear implant wearing 2 year old can see that her doll wears a processor too - and doesn’t take it off! Thank you for making these available.
These plates are fantastic! We use them all the time - for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The colours are gorgeous and fun. The quality is high - easy to clean in the dishwasher too.
We love these little soft dolls which we all call "sisters"
Well made and so soft - really beautiful
These are delightful soft dolls (which we have called sisters) and to have the Organic Cotton Doll Carrier adds so much to my granddaughter's (and my) play each weekend. We love them!
I would like to say what wonderful service I received from Alex and Moo and am very happy to have dealt with your company. So far I haven’t seen the erected bike but look forward to seeing my little one enjoying her birthday present.
Products are great and delivery was really quick.
Love these wooden toys, previously bought the ice cream cart and it is still a favourite toy
My two grand children love these cups for their morning smoothies when they come to visit Nanny
Very happy will be ordering more
Interesting and activities useful for curious children
With the original 6 pack, there were two cups slightly smaller and made different around the rims. My daughter in law noticed this. I did send a message but no reply as to why this was being in a set of 6. In addition I brought an extra 2 cups to match the 8 plates I akk K do brought. I’m very happy with these products but really thought someone could have acknowledged my original question as to why 2 cups in a sold set of 6, were obviously made different.
Great quality. Will purchase more again soon
Awesome little dummy's, great quality and a much cuter natural rubber option than the little orange ones you can get. The colours and cute little shapes cut out around the mouth piece are just adorable and suit every outfit. Not to mention bub loves them, the Orthodontic Teat is slightly more exaggerated than a normal one which I think is making it easier for bub to keep in her mouth without dropping. Overall 5 stars - can't beat 0% toxins with 100% cuteness.
Couldn’t be more happy. Free delivery and quick. Trike arrived on time. The crate was a great addition and so was the personalised name plate.
This was for my grandsons 1st birthday and he absolutely loves it! He’s not a big kid and I was a bit concerned it may be too big for a while but it’s perfect. He can get on and off of it with ease and was so proud of himself in front of his little friends. Would happily recommend this for any small child. Love the fact the shipping was free and quick so it arrived in plenty of time.