Kids seem to have a natural attraction to babies and dolls, and they are wonderful toys that help teach them important qualities like empathy and affection. especially little girls love to play with dolls they spend hours playing dolls changing their clothes and making them an important part of their lives.
The gift that will not only get gasps of excitement when opening but one that won’t be relegated to the bottom of a deep, dark storage bin.
Sure, it looks like a baby doll to us. But to your child, they see a newborn in need of a change, a preschooler in a classroom, a cake-loving friend at a birthday party, a new sibling (aw!) — or even a firefighter, a teacher, a baker, an astronaut, or a movie star.
Kids have the incredible ability to see beyond what a doll may look like, and use their imaginations to create great adventures they’ll always remember. (We even remember our own adventures with our own dolls from childhood — some going back as long as Corolle has been around!)
And of course, pretend play lets kids practice all of the other skills here, which are all so essential to their social, emotional, and physiological development. Baby dolls offer kids lots of opportunities for developing their cognitive, fine motor, and self-help skills. Kids often find it easier to practice these skills on someone (or something) else before they can apply them to themselves.
Removing clothes: Though some clothing items are easier to remove than others (like those baby socks that never stay on their little feet!), kids often benefit from trying it out on a doll before doing so for themselves. Taking clothing off is usually mastered before putting it on and includes removing items such as a hat, socks (pulling from the top rather than pulling on the toes), shoes, shirt, using a pincer grasp to unzip, pulling down pants, and unbuttoning large buttons.
Body Parts: Dolls are Fantastic for teaching various body parts: eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hands, fingers, tummy, feet, toes, knees, elbows, etc. Yes, you can teach these without a baby doll but providing another opportunity to practice labeling this vocabulary helps to generalize the vocabulary to other people. It helps to teach children that “nose” not only refers to the thing on their own face but to all faces.
Basic Concepts: Use baby with other baby toys (bed, blankets) to teach some basic concepts like prepositions (baby in the bed, a baby under the blanket), colors, and size concepts (using different sized dolls).
Playing with baby dolls is also a wonderful way for young children to prepare for the birth of a sibling. Parents can model ways to appropriately touch and care for an infant which can give the sib-to-be a taste of what they can expect. Also, once the baby arrives, the new big-sib can care for their own baby doll right alongside mom and dad. This can be particularly helpful since it is quite normal (for obvious reasons) for the older sibling to not get as much attention once the baby arrives. Being able to have their own activity – but still feel connected to the parent(s) and family – can help a child ease into having an additional member in the family.
Some children will prefer to play out these same scenarios with other stuffed toys or miniatures because they feel better connected to them or they need the play to be more removed (less real to the actual situation) than playing with baby dolls. I’m mentioning this because I don’t want parents/caregivers to think that just because a child doesn’t play with baby dolls they can’t learn and practice these skills. But I do believe that baby dolls offer children something unique that other toys just can’t do. Some are the best dolls that your girls ever want
1: Disney Princess Dolls Anna Elsa Olaf
In Disney’s Frozen 2, Elsa, Anna, and Olaf embark on adventures together in Arendelle and far beyond! Kids can recreate scenes from Disney’s Frozen 2 with this fashion doll set featuring Anna, Elsa, and Olaf. The Anna and Elsa dolls are dressed in their stylish outfits inspired by looks in the movie. Olaf comes in a special finish. Accessories include 2 pairs of removable shoes and 2 necklaces, plus a comb. Kids can move the Anna and Elsa dolls into different poses to play out scenes from the movie or imagine their own with the dolls’ 9 points of articulation. Give this fashion doll set as a holiday gift or birthday present for kids ages 3 and up who love to imagine exploring the magical world of Arendelle and beyond. The Olaf toy is designed with a permafrost-inspired finish so he fits right in. Kids will love this deluxe set of fashion dolls!
Anna, Elsa, and Olaf 3 in 1 Beautiful 11.5 inch Fashion Princess Doll Set with Dresses and Shoes For Your Little Child 3 years old and up. This Fashion doll set includes Anna and Elsa’s delightful companion Pretend Anna and Elsa are acting out all kinds of fun Anna, Elsa, and Olaf Princess Doll 3 in one Beautiful Doll for Kids 11.5 inch Completely 3 pack different cute princess Costume dress in a pack, includes 2 princess dresses,1 little mermaid dress. Perfect for your little girl and her friends to play dress-up simultaneously. Plastic and PVC material Color as shown in the images Adorable design, great for your little play princess dress up Suitable for Christmas, Birthday party, princess, Halloween, outdoor festival. Size:11.5inch. Plastic and PVC material Color as shown in the images
In Disney’s Frozen 2, Anna, Elsa, and Olaf embark on adventures together in Arendelle and far beyond! Kids can recreate scenes from Disney’s Frozen 2 with this deluxe fashion doll set featuring Anna, Elsa, and Olaf. The Anna and Elsa dolls are dressed in their stylish outfits inspired by looks in the movie, and they even have long soft rooted eyelashes. Olaf comes in a special permafrost-inspired finish. Accessories include 2 pairs of removable shoes and 2 necklaces, plus a comb. Kids can move the Anna and Elsa dolls into different poses to play out scenes from the movie or imagine their own with the dolls’ 9 points of articulation. Give this fashion doll set as a holiday gift or birthday present for kids ages 3 and up who love to imagine exploring the magical world of Arendelle and beyond. copyright Disney.
The Anna doll comes dressed in an ankle-length gown with a beautiful long sash and a stylish jacket. The Elsa doll wears a floor-length purple gown with long sleeves. Both dolls’ outfits have glittery details on them for some extra shine. The Elsa doll’s long snow-blonde hair is worn in a side braid with sparkly strands in it. The Anna doll’s red hair is pulled up in a bun with a braid wrapped around it, and she has bangs. In Disney’s Frozen 2, Anna, Elsa, and friends embark on an adventure far beyond Arendelle. Kids can recreate scenes from the epic movie and make up their own stories with this 2-pack of fashion dolls and Olaf doll.