Doll furniture fits well in many children's rooms. With doll furniture children can create their own game world. But are doll furniture also suitable as a learning toy?
Doll Furniture - practice everyday life
The answer here is a clear "yes" - and in many ways.
Children learn in the game by going into certain roles and practicing a more or less predetermined behavior.
Doll furniture, as you can buy in most shops for wooden toys, create the perfect conditions to reenact an adult's life.
Doll furniture gives the child a very specific input, making it similar to a situation in which children are reminded of "the right life". This means that children are animated by doll furniture to replay behaviors observed by their parents.
As a result, there is a double learning effect
First, the children mimic the situational behavior of adults in this environment. This means that children's dolls furniture enables them to practice certain everyday tasks and above all to discover the meaning behind them. One can certainly try to explain to a child why a toy belongs in a cupboard or why a bread is put into the oven.
Only when the child is enabled to practically imitate these actions will it be ensured that he has really understood what the mom or dad is doing in this particular way. Imitation of the past is an important step in learning social patterns. In short: with doll furniture, the child is provided with a training ground where they can practice and internalize their everyday life.
Doll furniture also promotes language skills through role-playing games
This then results in a second, important aspect. It may sound unusual, but doll furniture can be very beneficial to the language acquisition of a child. The starting point here is again that doll furniture creates an environment that is very similar to the one in which the parents act. Of course, the parents' behavior also requires that they speak.
A child acquires and improves his language skills by imitating the parents. As already described, doll furniture creates exactly this environment in which the children are motivated to re-enact the behavior of the parents in detail. If your child plays with his dolls in this environment, it will tell the same or similar things you usually do.
From a very theoretical point of view, one would say here, your child reproduces your speech actions in the appropriate correct use situations. The child practices to use certain sentences and words correctly. And that's exactly what helps the child understand the meaning of the utterances better.
Doll furniture simulates everyday life
Doll furniture simply promotes child development by simulating an environment in which children can practice social behavior and concomitant verbal behavior. However, there is not enough room in every nursery to set up one or more doll furniture.
However, if you do not want to give up your children a practice field for replaying and practicing social behavior, can achieve a similar effect through a dollhouse. In a dollhouse, your child will find an environment that is almost as suitable for recreating the experience. Again, your child can imitate and practice social behavior in authentic situations.