Finding the perfect birthday present for little ones is always difficult as you’re trying to find something which they’ll like and appreciate, but that’s also going to have some longevity and not just get thrown out after a few uses.
However, there are some toys which are just classics, that will never go out of fashion, and a doll’s pram is definitely one of them.
You truly can’t go wrong with a quality doll’s pram and here are three reasons why.
It can be difficult to keep up with the latest trends in children’s toys, with new technologies meaning that fads come and go in the blink of an eye.
Not only that but, as children grow up, their interests shift really quickly too, so something that they might like when you initially buy it might be old news in a few months or years.
This is why so many expensive toys simply get left by the wayside. However, doll’s prams are a solid choice which have been popular even since the Victorian era, surviving all the trends and technology which have come since then.
What’s more, they’re popular with children right from when they’re just learning how to walk, right up to when they’re getting a bit older and wanting to act out their own scenes and copy their mums and dads.
For proof of what we mean, check out this list of 15 of some of the biggest toy crazes which came and went.
Children have great imaginations and we need to do what we can to encourage them to use them.
But not only does a child’s imagination allow them to have fun and enter their own little worlds, it can also play a crucial part in their development.
According to Play Like Mum, who have recently launched a new range of Silver Cross dolls prams: “Acting out fiction scenarios aids children in decision making, social skills and more, by putting themselves in grown up situations and testing the waters before living out these scenarios in later life.”
A doll’s pram allows children to act like their mum and dad and interact with other ‘parents’, assigning roles and learning how to appreciate the needs of others and not just themselves.
Imitation is the Greatest Form of Flattery
Did you know that one of the most effective ways for a child to learn is through imitation?
Whether it’s their mum or dad, teacher, or other adults, children get a lot from copying grown-ups and a doll’s pram is the perfect way to allow them to do this.
This will help them to understand the role that parents play, possibly helping them to prepare for the arrival of a little brother or sister.
It can also help to develop their language skills, picking up words that mum and dad use when pushing the pram.
Check out this blog from 1to1 Therapy Services for more information on how imitation can help your child to learn.