How children learn through play is fascinating. There are many schools of thought on the subject but they can be summed up in the graphic below. Firstly a child is naturally curious and so this makes them interested and keen to learn about the toy they are playing with. This curiosity drives them to play. As they go through playing they learn things and become even more curious. As they are playing, they find this learning fun. All children like to repeat activities that are fun. By repeating the process, they achieve mastery and cement in the skills they are learning. A child who is mastering new skills is becoming confident in themselves. When a child is confident they are willing to try a new challenge and the whole cycles beings again!
When children role play they are also learning through play. Role play is simply a type of pretend play where children get into a character and act out a role as that character would in a real life context (pretending to be a princess or a farmer for example). Role playing has many benefits including helping children to communicate with others whilst allowing children to act out and make sense of real-life situations. It also helps with their social skills as they collaborate with others. Children use role play to investigate and experiment so it allows them to learn about different cultures and the perspective of others. It’s very important for making them aware of the feelings of others in different situations.
Our play panels and imagination products are perfect for role playing. They are all made from very hard wearing raw materials. For example, on of our best sellers, the yellow submarine is constructed from Heavy-duty 19mm thick HDPE.
It comes with a bench seat;
Shatter-proof bubble windows
Shatter-proof mirrored bubble dome
Spinning ships wheel
Supplied with brackets and fasteners
It can be supplied assembled or flat-packed with plant-on sea graphics.
Huts and Dens from are fun, imaginative spaces for children to role play and socially interact with each other. Each of our units has a bench seat and a counter to enhance the role play . This Wendy house is also manufactured from HDPE, constructed using HDPE panels and recycled plastic posts. It’s assembled using stainless steel fasteners. The Huts are supplied fully assembled and ready for freestanding use, but they can be anchored to the ground (for extra security) using optional ground lugs (at extra cost). The finished dimensions of the Wendy house are 1544 x 1300 x 1506mm approximately.
The recommended age range is 2 plus. You can order your Wendy house here.