In children, imagination and fantasy are much better developed than in adults. And the task of adults is to develop these qualities, so each time we stimulate the development of those parts of the brain that are responsible for abstract, creative, non-standard thinking.
What are they needed for?
Role-playing games provide an opportunity to experience and experience various everyday situations, roughly speaking, with their help children once again see what is good and what is bad.
Oratory, the art of reincarnation, the makings of actor, the speed of thinking, etc. are also developing.
Often, scenes from role-playing games are scenes from favorite fairy tales and cartoons that perfectly develop memory. I sometimes wonder how a daughter can memorize so many songs, cues, and even the movements of her favorite characters.
Importantly, monitoring the behavior of the child during such games can help assess the mental state of the baby. Parents should be alerted by the presence of a large number of aggression and elements of cruelty.
Interest in the dialogue between their own kind begins to manifest itself in children aged three years and older. At first, it is enough for adults to take part in the distribution of roles; this can be entrusted to a more adult child.
If you have the desire and imagination role-playing games can be supplemented with decorations and costumes. I do not know how things are in this plan for boys, but girls usually have enough similarities of dresses, jewelery and other trifles.
There is no need to go far to the plots – it can be a game to the store (one of the favorite daughter games – a shoe store), a hospital (the roles are a doctor, a patient), a pharmacy, a restaurant, a school, a kindergarten, etc.
By the way, cash games (on the store theme) also help in the development of mathematical abilities, because you can use money in them, count their number, correctly count the change.
Any game is the possibility of additional contact with the child. And role-playing games are also a combination of the pleasant and the useful, because to deny their benefit is quite difficult.
Children who often play role-playing games with each other or with their parents are much easier to make contact, are less afraid of public appearances, easily improvise and offer non-standard solutions to problems.
Do not miss these wonderful moments when you can afford to be at least a good fairy or a sick kitten for a while!