Playing dress up is a fun activity for kids of all ages. Dress up play allows kids to use their imagination and pretend to be a teacher, doctor, fireman, a grown up or anything they can imagine. Find some fancy old clothes, hats, shoes and accessories, and dress up with your child for a fancy tea party for you both. Your child can dress up as a superhero and pretend to save the world or dress as a teacher and conduct school. Just follow your child's lead, and you will both have some inexpensive fun together.
One of the main ways in which playing dress up helps children in their development is how it educates them in understanding different people. If your child is dressing up as a teacher for example, they will also probably start saying phrases that they have heard teachers say. They can begin to get an understanding of what it is like to be the character that they have dressed up as.
Transport them to a new and exciting world with our dressing up clothes specially designed for children. For girls, our regal gowns, jewelled tiara and sequinned hat transform her into the perfect princess. For boys, our chainmail outfits, shields, helmets and reproduction swords make them a valiant knight. Or take them back to Victorian England with our complete Millie Maid and Urchin Boy dressing up costumes.
Whether your child is wearing a store-bought Halloween costume or creates a simple outfit, communication skills benefit. Dress-up activities often lead to story-based play. This drives home the importance of effectively communicating the character and mindset of the person that your child is dressing up as. Successful communicative development opens a lot of doors for your children when they hit adulthood.