Activating the Imagination
Dress-up play is great for tapping into the limitless imagination of a child. These are the beginning steps of learning and brain development, especially in the area of creativity. By the use of imagination, creativity is established in a child. Letting a child explore his or her imagination is a fun way of experiencing the different roles that are involved in a community.
Learning social skills is also a great benefit of childhood dress-up play when a child plays with other children. This is where children learn how to problem-solve issues that arise in playtime that can be later transferred to real-life situations. Developing socially is important in a child’s overall development and ability to get along with others. Children develop sharing skills and also see situations in life differently by pretending to be in a different role.
By dressing-up as someone else, children build their confidence. This is important in becoming an adult who is secure in himself or herself as a person in this ever-changing life. The development of confidence in yourself is essential in being a healthy adult, which can be instilled in children through encouraging dress-up. Confidence is brought about in children by the realization that they have the ability to be anybody they want in this life and accomplish anything they desire.
Establishing Communication Skills
When children dress-up and play by themselves, with parents, or other children, their communication skills become fine-tuned. Children learn to relate with others and also learn how to clearly communicate their needs. They learn to use their words to convey certain meanings in effective ways, as well as controlling emotions and feelings in a conducive and positive manner.