The Very Best Toys for Imaginative Play

If you’ve got a little one, you know how important imaginative play can be. Imaginative play, whether in the form of dress up, puppets, or action figures helps kids develop important social skills and boosts their social and emotional development.

What you might not know is how to jump start imaginative play in your home. One of the easiest ways is to supply your tot with toys that will get their imagination running wild. Check out the toys below to help your little one get playing!

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Something for them to build with

There’s nothing more imaginative than creating something from nothing. That’s why kids will love new Playfoam Puffle which can be squished, squashed and molded into any number of shapes.

From creating towns to filling them will playfoam people, your little one will love the sensory and creative experience of playing with playfoam. 

Something to help them make up their own stories

Sometimes, the best stories are the ones that are yet to be told. Let your little one’s imagination run wild as they create puppet shows from their very own doorway with this doorway puppet theatre. Stock their toy box with a few puppets and they’ll be creating stories for years to come!

Something to help them create their own world

With just a few pieces, this horse caravan and magical treehouse will give your little one's imagination the jump start it needs to create their own little world. Your babe will play for hours as they imagine and reimagine the world they’re creating for their characters. 

Something to help them bring their art to life 

If you’ve got an imaginative artist on your hands, you can nurture their love of imagining and creating with an art easel and art kit that gives them everything they need to bring their art to life. They’ll love painting, drawing with chalk, and creating artistic experiences as they imagine and create for hours on end. 

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The Very Best Toys for Imaginative Play

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. Julia lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. You can find more of her work at JuliaPelly.com ... More

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