Pretend Play – Gift Guide

Pretend Play – Gift Guide

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Have I shared that I don’t have much of an imagination?  Well, I don’t.  That’s why I admire JustaBXgirl.  She has a wondrous imagination.  She can weave together tales full of adventure and emotion in a few words. Watching her face light up as she shares her stories makes me want to give her plenty of tools to keep her imagination brewing.  I am a fan of open-ended play toys.  You know, toys that serve as props for adventures and can be more than one thing.  Pretend play is a great way to observe our littles and see what is going on with them developmentally and emotionally.  This type of play, in my opinion, can also help them educationally as it helps to expand vocabulary and logistics planning.

Here are a few toys that are sure to get your littles imagination rolling:

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Disney Princess Style Travel Vanity – Can I tell you how I want to play with this myself? Yes, I know I just said I don’t have an imagination but this makes me think of old movies when people are traveling by ship or showgirls are getting ready for a performance. JustaBXgirl loves getting herself and her dolls ready in front of the vanity mirror. Did I mention it lights up? And it comes with cute little containers.  JustaBXgirl tells me something new is in them every time I ask.

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Learning Resources Pretend & Play Fishing Set – JustaBXgirl has a surprising amount of patience for a four year old.  Even still, I don’t think that patience would hold if she had to sit on a boat or a dock for hours waiting for a fish to bite.  Luckily for us Learning Resources has this amazing set that allows littles to feel like they’re really fishing from the comfort of their own home. And the vest?  Best believe it will be used for many adventures beyond a fishing trip.

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Kinetic Sand Magic Molding Tower – I’m not sure there is a toy that JustaBXgirl loves more than Kinetic Sand.  And she loves all of her toys.  I have watched her take her toys everywhere from the beach to foreign planets using Kinetic Sand as the backdrop for their adventures.  This tower is a fantastic addition to the creativity that comes from Kinetic Sand.

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New Sprouts Style It! – This set is just what any budding beautician or barber needs.  It is designed with little hands in mind and I love that it comes with storage.  I’m always looking for a place to put JustaBXgirl’s toys.  This comes with a bag that stores all the pieces and is part of the fun.

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