I’m a zealous convert to the play power of dolls. As a kid I was not as excited about dolls but for my daughter it was love at first sight.
Since my little boy looks up to his big sister, it was only a matter of time before he wanted to play with all of her toys, including the dolls. So we got him a Corolle doll to call his own: the charming Blue Suce-Pouce in soft blue footie koala pajamas.
He loves giving kisses to his “baby”, just like his Daddy cares for him. Little boys love to emulate their fathers and playing with a baby doll is another example of how they look up to the male role models in his life. I’ve noticed that he does play with the doll a little differently than his sister, preferring to zoom it around in a stroller rather than dressing it in different outfits.
No matter how they play, children learn “pro-social” skills from interacting with dolls. Caring for a “baby” can help a child become a more compassionate and empathetic adult. And a baby doll is a perfect gift to teach a child how to play more gently with a new sibling. Dolls also help children role-play new situations and process the events in their lives, easing anxiety.
Dolls are perfect for the type of open-ended and positive play that helps children grow developmentally.
Does your little guy show a nurturing side like the men in his life?
- Entry One: Simply comment on this post with your child’s favorite classic baby doll accessory from Corolle (besides the blue/green sling) and how that item would help your child “nurture his baby doll”.
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