Taking on the role of a colourful character is an exciting way to build on developmental skills.
Playing dress-up with friends lets little ones work on language and social skills when creating stories and scenes to act out. Problem-solving comes into play and opens the door to introspective questions, like how would my character react in this situation, and how would I?
Literally stepping into someone else’s shoes gives kids the chance to explore new ideas and perspectives—a great way to introduce and reinforce the importance of empathy and acceptance. Roleplay teaches kids to take others' feelings into consideration, helping them grow into thoughtful, respectful, open-minded people.