Kids are natural empaths who instantly feel emotions of those they are in close contact with. They are also good at play-acting and impressions since they are so innocent and open-minded.
Toys bring multiple benefits in your child’s life and help him/her achieve a more well-rounded personality. Role-playing is also essential to help the child get aware of the happenings in the world and some of the benefits of role-play are:
- Role play: Intellectually Stimulating Benefits
Role-play games are intellectually stimulating and help kids think, strategize and plan. These apply to real-life events also when children have to come up with innovative ideas and solutions. For instance, reading and writing helps them think before they speak which is essential in social settings. It also helps them be good actors and deliver their lines spontaneously while acting.
2. Role Play – Emotional Benefits
Children are affectionate and very receptive to love, even kids who are shy & introverted. The capacity to put oneself in another’s shoes and being able to feel their emotions is Empathy. This quality is what makes human beings able to reach out with compassion to those in need of support. Role-play toys with babies, animals, birds and things from the environment help kids become more emotionally giving, wise and helpful.
3. Role-play: Creative & Fun Benefits
Children have a very malleable mind that is often capable of thinking out-of-the-box. This is why children can be very creatively expressive– given the right encouragement and playthings. Through role-play they learn to tap into this creative intelligence and pick up a wide set of skills such as baking treats, cooking recipes and designing. This helps them achieve a different perspective and also makes them experimental in real life.
4. Role-play: Personality Benefits
Certain toys are great for a child’s overall personality development and growth. Role-playing with toys helps kids understand and learn about people in the community, working professionals, helpers and officials who are responsible for the smooth functioning of daily life such as policemen, firefighters, doctors and more. This in turn enhances their general knowledge and broadens their outlook towards the world.
5. Role-play: Artistic & Expressive Benefits
Artistic abilities often show up in the early years and are nurtured as a child becomes more inclined towards the field through training and practise. Role-play helps the child be more well-groomed, sociable and expressive. This becomes essential not only for the child’s personality but also for the vocation he/she is interested in – singing, dancing, music and more. Role-play games help build the child’s confidence to be able to face the audience.
Tell us which role-play does your child enjoy and what developments have you observed?