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Abner the Amargasaurus
3-8
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Abner the Amargasaurus

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£10.99

Developmental Benefits

Imaginative Play
Imaginative Play
Role Play
Role Play

Developmental Benefits

Abner the Amargasaurus

Imaginative Play
  • Imagination and exploration through interaction with characters.
  • Children’s imagination is active from an early age. Imaginative play has links to what psychologists call ‘social pretend play’. Young children pretend or imagine that, for instance a wooden block is a cake and they carefully ‘cut’ it. A large proportion of pretend play tends to be social. Imaginative play begins when infants play and pretend with adults. As young children develop they begin to try to engage other children in social pretend play. Young children in nursery benefit from engaging in imaginative play. It helps them to begin to understand that other children think differently to them and have different ideas.
    Children can engage in imaginative play with other children where they have agreed on a story or scenario that they want to act out. Young children playing with toys use their imagination to invent scenarios and play out the consequences. They can use characters to explore scenarios and act out scripts such as going shopping or bedtime. Imaginative and social pretend play is beneficial for children as it allows them to explore different ways of viewing the world. Children who use their imagination when playing with other children are increasing their social competence and their understanding of other people. In a study where we observed children playing in a nursery we found that young children engaged in imaginative play, often using the toys in unexpected ways. Children’s imagination benefits from the opportunity to play with all types of toys.
Role Play
  • Develops imagination and encourages cooperation, listening and turn-taking.
  • Role play is a form of social pretend play. Children benefit from social pretend play because it can help them to revisit events that may have provoked some anxiety in the past. For instance, after a visit to the doctors children often play at being doctors and nurses. Role play not only reflects but also contributes to children’s cognitive and social skills. Playing out an experience enables children to understand more about it.
    Research has shown that during social pretend play, young children’s interactions last longer, are more engaging and also more cooperative. Nursery school children who spend more time in socio-dramatic role playing are also perceived as more socially competent by their teachers. Role play enhances many cognitive abilities such as sustained attention, memory, language and literacy skills, and helps children to understand and manage their emotions. Role play is generally a social activity but some children can engage in solitary role play where they create imaginary companions. Games where children can create worlds and populate them with their own characters can be beneficial.
  • Plays sound effects as you push along and when transforming.
  • Press the action buttons to activate dinosaur facts and sound effects.
  • Educational flash card included.
Best for ages:
3 to 8 Years
Highlights
Abner the Amargasaurus is a noble warrior! 2-in-1: switches between a dinosaur and a car. Buttons play phrases, facts and sounds. Just Switch & Go!
Description
Meet the courageous Abner the Amargasaurus; he is a noble and adventurous warrior! Switching between a strong dinosaur and a speedy car is easy to do in just a few simple steps, making this 2-in-1 toy hard to put down! Press the talk button to hear fun phrases and to learn cool dinosaur facts, then tap the sound button or move the dino to hear great dinosaur and car sound effects. Switching between the two different modes helps your child develop their motor skills. Exciting sounds and fun facts help to promote imaginative and independent play. Just Switch & Go!
  • Product Number: 80-141203
  • AA Batteries Required

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