Do you know how long dolls have been around? Try more since about 100 AD! And, in case you’re unsure of when that was, let's just say it was a very very very long time ago!
Dolls were then and are now a part of our culture. Children of every era have played with dolls. Today's kids are no exception. It can certainly be said that dolls are as popular as they ever were.
Today, it's not not just little girls who play ‘mom’ to their dolls, boys are getting into it too. After all, GI Joe is nothing other than a doll in a military uniform. Role-playing and play-care-giving are important life-lessons that children learn at a very young age.
Okay, let’s discuss the 5 reasons why playing with dolls is important.
Dolls teach responsibility. After all, even a plastic baby doll needs care. And for children, learning to be responsible and kind is important. Dolls can help develop these attributes.
Dolls help develop emotions. Empathy and its sister emotion, compassion, are emotions that help little ones develop into well-rounded adults. Playing with dolls can be good for this.
Dolls help the little ones learn about life. Playing ‘house’ has never grown out of fashion, even in today’s digital-driven world. Personal, real play has absolutely no comparison to video screen experiences.
Dolls develop social skills. Learning to talk face-to-face at a young age is critical to being an effective communicator as an adult. By talking to dolls and interacting with them in a make-believe world, they help children develop important social skills as teens and adults.
Lastly, dolls stimulate a child’s imagination and let them enter an imaginative world. That helps kids deal with everyday stressful situations. It’s a form of escape, which we all need from time to time.
Lastly, dolls are just plain fun. We’re proud of our line of ToysGamesPuzzles dolls which you can check out here.