Have you ever wondered why kids love to dress-up like 100 times in a day? #notjoking
Seriously it can get so crazy with all the mess they can make in the process #mynerves
🔥 …to be honest I’ve being trying to avoid buying costumes so they can only make that mess at playgroups😜 ….but one day my neighbor knocked the door with all these fairytale dress ups that didn’t fit her daughter anymore #reuse
🤲🏼 …I know they are beautiful but not only that, they are also the reason my girls fight even more now🙀🤧
Anyway, the only way I can put up with this is by researching their behavior and I found the benefits of dress-up play for kids (yep, just let it flow mama!):
-Dress-up engages your child’s brain and memory. Dramatic play requires kids to remember what they’ve seen or heard.
-Encourages cooperation and taking turns. Children learn how to negotiate as they agree on stories and rules.
-Children develop ideas about the world around them when they engage in dramatic dress-up play.
-Children expand their vocabulary base in dress-up play.
-When your little one engages in dress-up play, your kid represents herself as someone else, uses props to act out a role or tell a story and her imagination will kick into high gear.
-One important part of dress-up play is that kids learn about skills for different careers and jobs.
-When a child puts herself in another person’s shoes, her sensitivity toward that person increases. As your little one dresses like a mom, rocks her baby and gives her doll a bottle, she learns how a mother nurtures an infant.
As you see all the mess and drama is worth it! Plus it’s totally hilarious listening to all the stories they make up #besttherapy
So, mums of older kids, at what age do kids grow out of dressing up?
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