5 Best Play Pretend Games for Imaginative Minds
Doctor. Astronaut. Police officer.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Childhood is the time to dream big! Life is full of possibilities, and your kid can certainly become a fighter jet pilot like his favorite cartoon character.
The best way to help your children realize their dreams is through play-pretend games. These offer the ideal outlet for little ones to explore new horizons, broaden their understanding of the world, and have fun—all at the same time!
Here are five play pretend toys that we recommend for Junior:1. Kidkraft Majestic Dollhouse (Recommended ages: 3+ years)
Considered to be one of the most classic games, a dollhouse is a must-have for young kids, especially girls. This Majestic Mansion dollhouse by Kidkraft offers a four-and-a-half-foot tall mansion with numerous possibilities for decoration and exploration. Watch the interior decorator in your kid blossom as she spends hours arranging and designing this dollhouse with the 34-piece accessory pack and 12-inch dolls.2. Kidkraft Vintage Play Kitchen—Pink (Recommended ages: 3+ years)
Kids notice their mothers work around the house and mimic them often. Wouldn’t it be amazing if they could learn something through this? A toy kitchen is an ideal way to learn basic household chores. This adorable game consists of a pink kid’s kitchen set along with a laundry basket, an ironing board-shaped counter, a rod with two cloth hangers, various toy utensils, lights and sounds burners, and much more. Watch the budding chef in your little one cook up some fun!3. Viga Cash Register (Recommended ages: 3+ years)
A toy cash register that lets you ‘swipe’ credit cards and even roll out receipts—Junior is going to love running his own pretend business with this one! Made from natural and painted wood for durability, this eco-friendly game complies with the European Safety Toys EN71 and ASTM Standards. It offers a fun and interesting way to teach kids about money, simple calculations, and how to give the correct change.
A mix of fantasy play and encouraging life skills, this tent crafted from New Zealand pinewood and 100% organic cotton fabric is the perfect addition to your kid’s play-set. No tools are required for assembly; so, building this tent will help in developing your little one’s cognitive skills while providing opportunities for imaginary play with stuffed toys or dolls. Junior can even pretend to be a camp counselor and invite friends in to socialize!
5. Melissa & Doug Role Play Set – Astronaut (Recommended ages: 3-6 years)
Many of us had childhood dreams of landing on the moon. Now, kids can indulge in some fun astronaut role play. Along with the jumpsuit, you get stretchy silver gloves, a shiny helmet, and a reusable name tag. Help your child reach for the stars with this exciting pretend play game by Melissa & Dough.
Through play pretend, kids get to:
- Discover their likes and dislikes, and express them freely
- Prepare for real-life scenarios in a safe and comfortable environment
- Synthesize different information and ideas
- Learn to apply their knowledge and skills
- Develop a plan and act on it
- Consider different perspectives
Explore the broad collection of handpicked pretend play games at Toyzees like dinos toys, kitchen sets, dollhouses, and more to make every day fun and interesting for your child.