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Creative & Pretend Play special needs products bring the inner most feeling and thoughts of a child alive as they encourage imaginative play in which the child assume other roles. Engaging and entertaining special needs toys, puppets, and costumes provide props to encourage children pretend to be someone or something different from themselves. This essential play improves cognitive skills, stimulates creativity, and engages them in group activities that develop language and social skills. This role play enables children to explore and verbalize their feelings in a positive environment and builds self-awareness as it gets them moving and engaged in ways that promote self-assurance and self-confidence.

As children engages with a doll, such as our Lots to Love Baby or our other multi-cultural dolls, they enjoy the feeling of being just like mommy or daddy. This play opens opportunities to gain an understanding of day-to-day family life and expands awareness of diversity and physical differences of those with whom they come in contact. This maturity enables them to explore their awareness of how they fit into the scheme of things.

In Creative & Pretend Play captivating playsets vitalize creativity and foster further explorations into their feelings about themselves and the world around them. Imaginative playsets are also found in Daily Living, Food and Nutrition, Money & Shopping, and Personal Care & Safety categories where they provide props to encourage play that helps a child master new life skills.

Beguiling puppets and realistic dress-up costumes, occupational and ethnic, inspire fantasy and theatrical activities that give children freedom to explore and express their thoughts and emotions to others. Dramatic Play can be used to stimulate interactive discussions on just about any subject and is a beneficial way to boost communication skills, cultivate positive behavior and build self-esteem.