Ever wonder why your little one insists on dressing up their elf? Well, it turns out that the act of having a dress-up session with an inanimate object may be beneficial to child development. The benefits of playing dress-up extend far beyond just fun and creativity. It is important for children to develop social skills such as empathy and understanding others' perspectives through play. Playing along with their imaginations will also help them learn how to express themselves and communicate effectively in different settings. Whether you're crafting a new outfit or giving the Elf some accessories, every time your child dresses up their Elf they are improving their cognitive abilities!
Child's development learning through play has been researched extensively, with the general consensus being that children who engage in creative play have stronger social skills, greater language acquisition abilities and higher academic achievement.