Preschool Dramatic Play Activities from Kaplan Toys
Preschool dramatic play activities from Kaplan Toys make learning fun for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, helping foster developmentally appropriate skills with educational products that have been trusted by parents, teachers, and child development experts for years. All of our preschool dramatic play activities are designed to sharpen emerging senses and developmental skills and encourage young children to further develop their curiosity about the world around them.
Preschool kids love nothing better than engaging in dramatic play activities. With our collection of pretend play items, preschoolers can come up with their own ideas for creative dramatic play activities. They won't even realize they are learning! We offer fun and cuddly puppets that are a big hit with the preschool set, as well as everything from play food to dress up costumes.
Children often encounter confusing or difficult situations at home or in school. Role-playing these situations can be very helpful to children. If they have an opportunity to role-play a situation before it happens, they may be better prepared to respond when they face the situation. If children have already faced such a problem, role-playing may give them ideas for alternative ways to handle it if it happens again.
Preschool dramatic play activities from Kaplan Toys is good for helping kids with social development because it encourages social cooperation. When the children play together, they develop and practice skills on how to share, learning to wait their turn, and how to ask for materials they want to use. It also enhances language skills. Knowing the proper way to ask for an item can take years of practice, but if this language is facilitated by a provider in an activity like dramatic play then the skills will start to build up earlier and the children will begin to use them on their own.
Preschool dramatic play activities from Kaplan Toys also promotes hands-on experience with real world materials. Children are often limited in the amount of things they can touch and use. Through these experiences, they can explore their curiosities and make sense of the world around them. Dramatic play also builds cultural competence. Through the social context provided by the activity, the children will learn about differences and similarities, about diversity and about other cultures. This kind of learning promotes acceptance and helps to build bridges between children and their different cultures.
Our selection of preschool dramatic play activities and other stimulating learning toys has been carefully chosen and organized by age groups so it's easy to choose a developmentally appropriate product. We also offer playroom accessories so that you can outfit your play room or area with fun items that kids of all ages will love, as well as a great selection of art and craft products like paint, brushes, paper, and storage units.
Our educational toys have been carefully chosen and organized by age groups so it's easy to choose a developmentally appropriate product. We offer products for pretend play and dress-up adventures, cuddly toys that kids love to snuggle, a woodshop section, ride-on and riding toys, wooden and soft blocks for tower building, outdoor toys, art and craft supplies, toys geared toward infants, play room and play area accesories, and educational toys that help kids build their brain power.
We know that children are our future and we provide products that enhance creativity, explore learning, and encourage independence. For over 35 years the Kaplan name has been synonymous with children and providing products that promote learning while playing. The company has continued to be a strong leader in the field of early care and education.
- Porcupine Hand Puppet by FolkmanisFolkmanis$21.95
- Small Panda Hand Puppet by FolkmanisFolkmanis$33.95
- Snowy Owl Hand PuppetFolkmanis$33.95
- Standing White Rabbit Hand Puppet by FolkmanisFolkmanis$23.95
- 22" Disney™ Hand Puppet - Minnie MouseFolkmanis$66.59
- 22" Disney™ Hand Puppet - PlutoFolkmanis$59.39
- 37" Disney™ Hand Puppet - GoofyFolkmanis$107.99
- Dr. Seuss Thing 1 Thing 2 Hand PuppetManhattan Toy$20.95
- Wood Puppet TreeGreat Quotations$59.95
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- Baby Chimp Hand Puppet by FolkmanisFolkmanis$31.95
- Palace Pals Puppet Set (Set of 4)Melissa & Doug$19.95
- Hedgehog Hand PuppetFolkmanis$21.95
- Woodland Animals Finger Puppets (Set of 6)The Puppet Company$37.95
- Playful Pets Hand PuppetsMelissa & Doug$18.95
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