The Benefits of Playing With Full Body Silicone Baby
Social-Emotional Skills. Children use play to comprehend their world. Doll play helps children: clinic caring and nurturing (socio-emotional)re-enact interactions with their own caregivers, family members, and friends (cognitive reframing) prepare for a sibling (rehearsal). Irrespective of a child's gender, these skills are valuable life lessons. They may be mimicking how they recall being taken care of as a baby, or how they see adults in their world caring for kids. Just as children copy parents talking on the phone, working in the kitchen, vacuuming, etc., doll play is just the same. It's children's way to understand and begin to make the world their own by practicing these events. Doll play is a way for kids to things which have happened in their lives. Doing this enables them to increase their comprehension of the events. They are also able to take on the opposite function, which allows them to see things from another's perspective (SUCH an important skill to acquire!) . Many times children will enjoy taking on the role in order for them to feel a sense of control and power. This makes complete sense because children have very little control over their world (for some essential and good reasons). Giving a child the chance to have some control and power in play allows them to give it a go in a way.
Playing with Reborn Girls is also a excellent way for young children to prepare for the birth of a sibling. Parents can model ways to touch and care for a baby which can give the sib-to-be a taste of what they can expect. Also, when the baby arrives, the new big-sib can care for their own baby doll directly alongside dad and mom. This can be particularly helpful since it is quite normal (for obvious reasons) for the older sibling to never get as much attention once the baby arrives. Being able to have their own activity -- but still feel on the parent(s) and family -- can help a child ease into having an extra member in the household. Some children will prefer to play out these same situations with other stuffed toys or miniatures because they feel better attached to them or they need the play to be removed (less real to the real situation) than playing with baby dolls. I'm mentioning this because I don't need parents/caregivers to think that just because a child does not play with baby dolls that they can not learn and practice these skills. However, I do believe that infant dolls offer children something unique that toys just can not do.
Bathing: Children can practice giving their doll a bath (with feign water if the doll isn't allowed to get wet)! This is great for practicing sequencing skills (first fill up the bathtub, then place on shampoo, then rinse hair, etc.). I have also used dolls in treatment to help kids move past their fear of bathing with them help me give the doll a pretend bath using all the needed supplies (so that they get used to the sensory experience from the water, shampoo, etc. and may have more control over the experience). We talk about the supplies needed and the actions taken during bath time, and then they could narrate the measures and comfort the doll during"bath time" while playing out a simple or elaborate pretend narrative. (A plastic Potato Head also works great for this experience.) Parents have been so pleased when their kid finally agrees to get in the bath after practicing with the doll for weeks on end!Grooming & Hygiene: Dolls provide the perfect chance for practicing grooming and hygiene skills such as brushing hair, brushing teeth, and washing hands. Potty training: While I do not have a great deal of experience on this front (yet!) , a child with an active imagination can really benefit from using a doll to help with potty training. While skills such as indicating discomfort over soiled pants and sitting on a potty seat with help are skills a child must grow in him or herself, they may be performed on the doll either by the caregiver or the child him/herself. For example:"Uh oh! He feels yucky", or "Okay, Baby, time to sit on the potty!"
Dolls are a few of the earliest toys that kids have ever played with. Their use was recorded in Greece around 100 AD. There's good reason for these toys to be long lasting through human history. They are a representation of the child themselves, and allow for a child to gain a greater understanding of these as well as those around them. While traditional gender roles dictate that dolls are a toy for women, playing with dolls can provide growth. Playing with dolls solidifies skills that are gained in a child's early years. When kids play house, collaborate and they learn to communicate with one another. By taking care of a doll, they know how to take care of one another.Responsibility. Children are learning responsibility also by learning skills that are important at an early age. They learn by playing with it, how to take care of a doll. Learning this skill can help kids learn how to care for their pets, or siblings understand how to care of the younger siblings. Empathy & Compassion.Another important social skill that children learn when playing with dolls is how to process emotions like empathy and compassion. Like caring for their doll teaches responsibility, it teaches them to empathize with those around them and allows them to grow up into people that are caring. Imagination.Dramatic play, the sort of play that happens when kids play with dolls, helps develop a child's imagination as they encounter creative, imagined scenarios with their dolls and other children. Language. Playing with dolls in addition to their friends, children run for their games into situations that are new and unique. Communication between one another can strengthen their vocabulary by filling it. Children gain insight by communicating in this way with their friends. In this way they discover the world around them.
The baby doll is a toy that can really help open up and expand a child's pretend play. Children learn plenty of language through their play and play offers them opportunities to use and practice their language and speech skills. Let's look at just some of the language concepts that a baby doll can help teach and support: Body Parts: Dolls are FANTASTIC for teaching different body parts: eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hands, fingers, stomach, feet, feet, knees, elbows, etc.. Yes, you can teach these with no baby doll but providing another chance to practice labeling this vocabulary helps to generalize the language to other people. It helps to teach children that"nose" not only refers to the thing on their face but to all faces. Clothing Labels: Using the doll and its garments, you are able to teach the names of clothing items like shirts, pants, shoes, socks, jammies, etc.. Basic Concepts: Use baby with other infant toys (mattress, blankets) to teach some basic concepts like: prepositions (infant in the bed, baby under the blanket), colors, and size concepts (using different sized dolls). Verbs/Feelings: Use the baby with another baby toys (bottle, bed, clothes) to educate verbs/feelings/etc. Like: eat, drink, sleep, sit, stand, hungry, sleepy, thirsty, and more. We ought to give him something to eat!" Answering"wh" questions: You can ask your child an array of questions to work on his understanding of those words while he performs. "Where is baby?" "What does the baby want to eat?" "Why is the baby crying?" Social/pragmatic abilities: Baby dolls can be a great tool to use to help educate proper social/pragmatic skills. Children can take turns playing with different dolls, and they are able to practice using language to ask questions about the dolls and what they're doing.
The baby doll is a fantastic toy that we expect ALL children .will have the opportunity to have and play during the toddler years. This is for teaching kids about themselves and the world around them because baby dolls are packed. Let's take a look! Baby dolls provide children a lot of opportunities for developing fine motor, their cognitive, and abilities. Kids often find it much easier to practice these skills on someone (or something) else until they could apply them to themselves. And because boys frequently develop some of their fine motor and self-dressing skills than girls, it's essential for them to be exposed to more opportunities for practice. For instance: Dramatizing with a doll: Around two to three years old, children begin to behave as if their doll can see and interact with them. They may link several activities with the doll in sequence such as feeding the doll, bathing the doll, and then putting the doll to bed. This sort of pretend play is a hugely important part of their cognitive development.
Removing clothes: Though some clothing items are easier to remove than others (like those baby socks that never remain on their little feet!) , kids often gain from trying it out on a doll prior to doing for themselves. Taking clothing off is usually mastered prior to putting it on and involves removing things such as hat, socks (pulling from the top instead of pulling on the toes), shoes, top, using a pincer grip to unzip, pulling down pants, and unbuttoning huge buttons. Putting on clothes: Getting clothes on can be tough and is typically MUCH easier when first practiced on a doll. Some frequent clothing items kids can practice on dolls and themselves comprise placing a hat on their head, zipping with some assistance, putting shoes on, pulling up pants, putting on a shirt, and buttoning large buttons. Using both hands This skill is expected to emerge around a year and a half and will coincide with the development of skills like holding or zipping/unzipping . Feeding: As children's pretend play skills develop, so do their abilities! Playing with a baby doll gives them the chance to practice suitably holding and using feeding items such as spoons, bottles, cups, forks, bowls, etc..