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The benefits of roleplay

Why is roleplay so important?

It is no secret that role play forms an essential part of a child’s development. Children learn by observing, imagining, and doing. It builds confidence, creativity, communication, physical development, and problem-solving.

Learning through play is now widely recognised by practitioners as an essential method of learning and development for young children. Researchers have identified the values of pretend or imaginative play as a vital contributor to the normal development of a child.

“Children learn as they play. More importantly, in play, children learn how to learn.”

O. Fred Donaldson

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

Albert Einstein

What are the benefits of roleplay?

As children play, they develop fundamental cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. Young children also learn practical life skills such as dressing themselves, how to cooperate and share with others.

“Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning.”

Diane Ackerman

Imaginary role play

Playing is a child’s way of engaging and pretending creates alternate realities to the real world. The Little Town of Play is a place where your little ones can dress up and get into character through imaginative play.

Roleplay is more than just fun. It is an important element of learning. Children learn from experience: from what happens around them, from what they see, hear, smell, taste and touch. To absorb those experiences and make sense of the world, they need to be engaged in imaginary play.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember,​ Involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin