How Role Play Can Improve Kids' Language Skills –
How Role Play Can Improve Kids' Language Skills

How Role Play Can Improve Kids' Language Skills

Looking for educational toys to enhance your child's language and vocabulary? Our Dress Up Sets are the perfect choice. As kids play and pretend to be princesses, doctors, and more, they're honing their communication skills without even realizing it.

We explore five ways pretend play can nurture a child’s language development and take a closer look at Bigjigs kids role play costumes!

How Can Role Play Support Children's Language?

1. Listening

Toddlers often reenact scenes and repeat bits of conversations they've heard, which is great for boosting their listening and communication skills. Adults can encourage this by joining in (if invited, of course!) and introducing new vocabulary into the pretend play scenarios.

2. Storytelling

Children will also incorporate stories they've read and heard into their imaginative play. This provides a foundation for them to create new fantasy worlds, enhancing their creative thinking skills. As they narrate these storylines, their understanding of words and sentences will naturally develop.

3. Experimenting

Children experience a sense of freedom during pretend play as the scenarios are detached from reality. The idea of making mistakes becomes less intimidating. This freedom can encourage them to try out words they've heard at home or in the classroom, without the fear of mispronouncing them or using them incorrectly.

4. Socializing

Playing with their peers is an excellent way of enhancing a child's social communication skills. Through play, children learn to interpret body language, make eye contact, listen actively, and take turns speaking. In addition to improving their language skills, these interactions teach them how to build relationships and work as a team.

5. Planning

When children express ideas and plans for play, they learn to verbalize their thoughts. This goes beyond just learning new vocabulary; it also teaches them how to communicate their thoughts effectively with others. This fundamental skill can assist children in various aspects of their development, from expressing emotions to forming friendships.

Bigjigs Kids Fancy Dress Costumes

With the Bigjigs Dress Up collection little heroes can put out pretend fires in their Firefighter Dress Up set, enforce the house rules with the Police Dress Up set, nurse teddies back to full health as a Medic, or get to work at the local construction site in their Builder Costume. We even have a Scientist Costume for mini Marie Curies and junior David Suzukis to make new fascinating discoveries!

Our children’s costumes are simple to get on and off as they come with hook and loop fasteners (velcro). This ensures that kids are able to independently put their costumes on themselves (no tricky buttons or zips) and they stay on during playtime. Our builder and firefighter helmets also have adjustable backs to accommodate a range of head sizes.

Each costume is easy to care for, too. Simply throw them in the washing machine to have each dress-up set looking as good as new!

Check out the entire pretend play collection for the perfect accessories to spark your kids imaginations!

Share Your Fancy Dress Pics

We’d love to see your littles decked out in their cute costumes, so don’t forget to share your snaps by tagging us on Instagram @bigjigstoysca