Let’s discuss boys and baby dolls. Culturally, we are taught that only girls play with dolls, but boys can play with dolls too! Role play helps to problem solve while working through scenarios. You can also observe the child’s capabilities of the skill during play.
- If your son is a picky eater, play with baby dolls to work on exposure to new foods.
- If your son doesn’t use utensils, play with dolls to work on motor coordination.
- If you’re expecting another baby, play with dolls to prepare your son for their role as a big brother.
- If your son is rough with other children or animals, play with dolls to work on empathy.
Playing with dolls gives your child more opportunities to practice new skills.
Have fun playing!