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Benefits of Role Play

Benefits of Role Play

Published by Emma on 16th May 2019

What is Role Play?

When little one’s use their imagination to play this is role playing. For example, playing doctors, having a tea party, playing with a doll and acting stories with her, cooking and cleaning.

Role play is seen as an essential part of child development, but why? Below I’ve compiled a list of some of the key benefits.


The benefits of Role Play

  • Social development – learning empathy (through playing doctors and vets)
  • Helps relive feelings – expressing positive and negative feelings.
  • Helps learn co-operation, sharing and responsibility.
  • Boosts self-esteem and confidence
  • Helps self-awareness
  • Learn real-life events (such as shopping by playing shop keeper)
  • Speech and Language Development – Communication skills
  • Motor Development – Gross and Fine motor skills
  • Cognitive Development – Problem Solving

All these benefits to role play will help your little one develop into an adult with the skills needed for daily life. So next time they want to play tea party ...again… let them and remember this is a part of them learning and developing.


Key toys for role playing


Wooden Emergency Vehicles | £18 | 3+ Years

Cescar at the Vets | £33 | 10+ Months

Wooden Farmers Market | £65 | 3+ Years

Magnetic Play Scene - Space | £18 | 3+ Years

Amelie Soft Baby Doll | £34 | From Birth

Wooden Grand Kitchen | £165 | 3+ Years

Little Ambulance - Doctor Role Play Set | £43 | 18+ Months

See our whole collection of role play toys by clicking 'here'.


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