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What Does Playing House Mean?
Playing house means pretending to take on the daily chores and organisation involved in running a household. Young children learn through curiosity, imagination and action. Pretend play, such as playing house, will help develop a child’s social and emotional skills, improve language, and build other skills essential to development. Start by helping children set up their ‘home’. This can be a corner of your sitting-room or nursery, or even in the garden. In this type of pretend play all toys can get involved. Dolls can become adults and children, stuffed animals can become pets, and you can even provide old clothes for dressing up. All of the above will help provide an environment where children can use their imagination to solve problems and act out feelings they may not yet know how to express in words. This is important pretend play for both boys and girls.
What are the Best Pretend Play House Toys?
There are many different pretend toys for playing house. Let’s start with the basics. Pots, pans and cooking utensils are a great play-house choice. Choose something that doesn’t break and will stand the test of time. You can also encourage play-house role-play with our Grooming Set or Vanity Case. Kids just love to copy mum and dad and these gorgeous wooden sets will allow them to do just that. Why not introduce a Doctors Play Set, which will allow children to pretend to take care of each other in their play house. All of the above are a great starting point for the perfect play house for your kids.
Why is Playing House Good for Children?
Playing house is good for children because it teaches them basic life skills through the fun of pretend play. Children playing house are solving problems, creating, experimenting, thinking and learning all the time. Playing house is equally important for both boys and girls as it teaches them to build relationships and learn to compromise. It helps them value the opinions of others and understand how working as a team is beneficial. Pretend play scenarios, such as playing house, help prepare children for school and working alongside new classmates.