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Let Little Imaginations Go Wild with Pretend Playsets

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Everyone had a favorite toy as a kid. And for many of us, it was the playset. Experts know that children learn best through play, and that playsets can help children to better understand the world around them, as well as gain critical interpersonal skills. Whether it’s a kitchen set or a woodshop, playsets are a fun way to get immersive, start to learn about the world and let the creativity fly.

Children will love that this laundry playset features a stacked washer and dryer along with a table for ironing clothes. This set also comes with a laundry basket and iron.

You’ll love that this playset comes with three pots, a colander, utensils and 20 food toys that they can chop. We think this is a great add-on for kids who already have larger kitchen sets.

Your kids will love wearing the doctor’s coat in this pretend playset and you’ll like that nothing has a sharp edge. Best of all, when playtime is over you can store everything in the doctor’s bag.

This grocery pretend playset is ideal for children ages three and older. Children will develop fine motor skills and improve hand-eye coordination.

While you’ll need two AA batteries to operate the sounds and lights in this kitchen playset, you’ll love the realistic design of it. Little ones can even make coffee like you do!

Expert Commentary

Pretend play is a crucial aspect of your child’s development. It teaches them how to solve problems, learn about themselves and even develop their skills, among other benefits. The right tools can make this activity more enriching. These playsets feature various daily scenarios, from cleaning up to visiting the doctor, to give children more room to stretch their imagination.

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Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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