Dramatic play enhances childhood development in four major areas: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. At Kaplan, our aim is to supply caregivers and preschool teachers with the materials, props, and staging necessary to set the scene for children. Engaging in healthy pretending helps children understand the world they live in while strengthening personal skills and friendships. Our dramatic play materials range from life-like baby dolls and animal playsets to realistic play food and kitchen sets.
18 months & up. This set of five multicultural vests offers a collection of patterns and materials from around the world. Around the age of two, children begin to notice differences such as gender and hair color. This is an opportune time to share examples of diversity in an effort to teach children to respect, accept, and celebrate diversity. Acceptance of these differences helps children realize we are all humans despite what we wear, how we talk, and our physical traits.
12 months & up. These soft 5 color food bags are great for toddlers to learn colors and sorting and matching skills. Each closeable bag is filled with 4 various fruits, vegetables and assorted foods. Surface washable.
3 years & up. Colorful grocery cart is great for pretend play. Children can transport whatever they can fit in this pint-size carrier. Features a soft basket and a wooden bottom shelf to fill with play food, toys -- whatever they want to roll around! Cart is crafted of FSC certified wood from sustainable forests and colored with safe water based paint. Cart measures 16 3/4"L x 11 3/4"W x 19 3/4"H.
3 months & up. Little ones will flip over this phone that features fun sounds, greetings and phrases and a Spanish mode that encourages bi-lingual learning. 3 button cell battery included. Available individually or in a set of 2. Colors may vary.
18 months & up. These dolls feature sweet expressions, soft huggable bodies, and a one piece romper. A perfect doll for little ones to love, feed and sing to sleep. Ethnic dolls include African American, Caucasian Asian, and Hispanic. Outfits may vary. Dolls are 11" long.
2 years & up. Children will enjoy preparing and serving some of their favorite foods while also being introduced to popular new cuisine. The authentic appearances of these foods invite children to share many meals and snacks with their friends. Bowl of rice measures 4" in diameter.
2 years & up. What fun children will have as they discover the animal kingdom through the eyes of the many animals in this jumbo animal set. Children can imagine the lion roaring through the jungle, riding a horse on the farm, visiting the animals at the zoo or taking care of the many pets at home. Animals measure between 3 3/4" H x 7 1/2" L to 13" H x 11"L and are made out of durable, non-toxic plastic.
2 years & up. What do the animals say? What are their names? These are but a few things that can be discovered playing with this farm themed set. The set includes the most popular farm animals - pig, horse, cow, goat, sheep, rooster and goose. Activity guide provides facts about each animal and early science discussion starters. Horse measures 9 1/2"L x 7 1/4"H. Made out of durable, non-toxic plastic. To clean, wipe with a damp cloth, do not immerse in water.
18 months & up. Roar like a lion or move across the tree tops while imagining you are in jungle with your jumbo jungle animals. Includes a set of 5 of the most popular animals - lion, tiger, elephant, gorilla and giraffe. Activity guide provides facts about each animal and early science discussion starters. Giraffe measures 8"L x 15"H. Made out of durable, non-toxic plastic. To clean, wipe with a damp cloth, do not immerse in water.
2 years & up. Encourage compassion and participation in pet care responsibilities. Set of six popular pets includes a dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, fish and bird. Activity guide provides facts about each animal and early science discussion starters. Dog measures 8 1/2"L x 6"H. Made out of durable, non-toxic plastic. To clean, wipe with a damp cloth, do not immerse in water.
18 months & up. Huggable, colorful 8" dolls are accentuated by their bright jumpers. Detailed with embroidered features. African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Caucasion doll wearing bright colors. Two boys and two girl dolls. Spot clean only.
Birth & up. Cuddly and soft, these baby safe 12" soft body dolls help develop motor skills and eye-hand coordination. Each doll has an animal shaped rattle in one hand and a crackle sound in the other to stimulate the senses of sight, hearing and touch. Color and fabric may vary. Surface washable.
18 months & up. Children can nurture and cuddle their dolls in soft comfort as they interact and build social emotional skills. Includes a set of 4 - 18" x 18" blankets in four pastel colors. Machine washable.
18 months & up. The arctic animals in this set are detailed in texture, traits, and size. Children will enjoy learning about each of the animals through engaging, hands-on learning experiences. Each set comes with six animals and an activity guide.
2 years & up. Expand your kitchen with this 125-piece set of grocery store products, which includes an assortment of food, personal care products, and international foods. Twenty-four items are hand painted on safe, durable hard wood combined with 101 soft molded everyday foods. (Foods may vary slightly from those shown)
2 years & up. Encourage healthy eating and teach the concept of serving and sharing with this pretend salad set. Includes 38 pieces and enough vegetables for four servings. The perfectly sized children's tongs help with fine motor skills and act of serving strengthens eye-hand coordination. Includes 12 lettuce leaves, 4 tomato slices, 4 cucumber slices, 4 carrot crinkles, 8 pepper rings, and a larger serving bowl with 4 smaller individual bowls and a pair of tongs.
2 years & up. Pretend shopping is learning through role-play. This durable shopping cart will hold a basket full of play food and other important items that make up the shopping list. Special wheels won't scuff the floors and can be used inside and out. Shopping cart measures 9.4"W x 15.9"D x 22.4"H. Play food and accessories sold separately.
2 years & up. Role playing baby's naptime helps children understand their own sleeping habits. The bed comes complete with bedding and features plastic capped feet for a finished look. Assembly required. Measures 12"H x 14"W x 22"L.
2 years & up. Learn to count with these treats! Includes plastic cookies with raised chocolate chip pieces to count and the corresponding number on the opposite side. Includes a decorative cookie jar for storing and display.
2 - 7 years. Spruce up pretend meals with this set of modern designed dishes. The updated colors, larger sized dishes and chunky, easy-to-hold silverware will make even plastic food look good. The larger size plates, 7"L x 7"W, will fit most play food. Encourages social interaction and builds color identification through dramatic play. Includes set of 4 of each dish item: plate, bowl, cup ,spoon, fork, and knife. Dishes meet FDA specifications for food use, and are dishwasher safe.
Hang this acrylic mirror in the dress-up room. Hardwood frame with removable legs for optional wall mounting. Write-on wipe-off board on mirror back. Feet can be attached for vertical or horizontal use. Measure 48" x 14".
18 months & up. These four farm families are visually appealing and have a smooth, inviting touch. Each family has an adult male, adult female, and one offspring. The set also includes eight fence segments to engage young children in educational play. Activity guide included. Bull measures 6 1/4"L x 4 1/4"H. Calf measures 3 1/2"L x 2 1/4"H.