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Kids and Play dates

Updated on August 16, 2013

Children learn through playing, so it is important that children get plenty of opportunities to play. What’s better than organizing a fabulous play date for kids? Play dates help kids develop socially and emotionally. It teaches them about relationships, introduces them to new friends, toys and activities. What really makes a play date successful? Selection of toys that help children build social skills, form first friendships, teach them to share and communicate. You may want to check the Yellow Giraffe Play-date page to help you select toys that fit the basket for a successful play-date.

Suggestion of toys that are ideal to get kids socially engaged:

  • Little Tikes Makin Mud Pies – If your play date is planned in an outdoor setting this toy could be a perfect addition to your play-date. The Mud Pies kitchen comes with everything a kitchen needs and lets kids make perfect mud pies. It could be a little messy but messy play is fun, right?

Little Tikes Makin Mud Pies

  • Fisher Price Servin Surprise Kitchen & Table – Kids in the age group of 2-5 yrs can enjoy this toy. The interactive kitchen table provides a lot of scope for pretend play. A great toy with a high social engagement value.

Fisher Price Servin Surprise Kitchen and Table

Simba Air Hockey – If your play date is not organized in a mall, kids are likely to miss their favorite Air hockey game. However, you now have an option! Simba Air hockey is a portable Air Hockey table with real magnetic field.

Simba Air Hockey

Simba Air Hockey

Steffi Love Mega Fashion – Play date organized just for your little princesses, you cannot go wrong with this toy. Steffi Love Mega Fashion comes with an extensive wardrobe full of dresses, shoes, purses and other accessories. Girls can enjoy hours of dress up fun with this toy.

Steffi Love Mega Fashion

Simba Spiderman Squap – Hey mommies, isn’t a play date a get together for you’ll too. Simba Spider man Squap is an outdoor toy for the little older kids and parents. Try to catch the ball in the squap and have a blast!

Simba Spiderman Squap

Simba Spiderman Squap

These toys would surely involve kids socially. This would help them build relationships and a better understanding with you and other peers. Fred Rogers has rightly quoted “When we treat children's play as seriously as it deserves, we are helping them feel the joy that's to be found in the creative spirit. It's the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives.”


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