February 27, 2024

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The Dramatic Power of Pretend Play Activities & Accessories

By Aire Norell

Activities and accessories for dramatic play provide an essential, empowering experience for growing children. Through open-ended creative play, children develop symbolic thinking, try out adult roles, explore various points of view, improve their language skills and practice crucial social skills. Pretend play props have long-lasting play value as "bridge" toys—usable across a wide age range.

Fairy Boa Dress by FAIRY FINERY

Fairy Boa Dress by FAIRY FINERYNot only is the Fairy Boa Dress glamorous enough for a Hollywood premiere, but it´s specially constructed to be comfortable—non-binding, non-itchy—as well, so she´ll wear it again and again. The full circle satin skirt is elegantly trimmed with marabou boa. Available in small and medium, with a choice of two colors: teal, with dragonfly appliqués, or fuchsia, with a pouf of boa and a pin at the waist. - Aire Norell 9/1/2004 (MSRP: $74.00)


DRAGON KING & HIS HORSE by HOTALING IMPORTSPapo medieval figures are unique and detailed enough for the collector, yet affordable and durable enough for children´s play. Red Dragon King, approximately 3 ½” high, comes dressed in full armor, carrying a shield and long lance. His battle emblems are white and red. He can stand alone or ride the Red Dragon King Horse ($5.00, sold separately). With numerous companion figures and environments available, historical recreations and imaginative play opportunities abound. 12/17/2004 (MSRP: $5.00; Age: 3 and Up)

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