I loved playing dress up as a child. My best friend had a huge barrel (or was it two?) overflowing with dresses, costumes, poofy underskirts to make “hoop skirts”… We had a game called “Fine Ladies of the Country” where we would dress up “fine” and put on airs.
My, my. Those dress-up games are stamped firmly in my memory as some of the best play times.
Children love dress up. Boys and girls alike! And you can encourage this important role-play activity by providing a barrel, or box, or drawer full of props for them to get creative!
Our son is just getting into playing train conductor, construction worker, policeman… and we love to watch him “working,” as he says!
Visit my latest guest post at the Melissa & Doug blog, where I share 10 Must-haves for the Dress-Up Barrel, as well as a few games to make playing dress-up more fun!
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