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.
2 - 5 years. Order up! Children will feel like a world-class cook while serving favorite recipes to their friends. A sturdy denim apron has a handy, colorfully designed front pocket and a hook-and-loop tie that attaches at the side for easy access. A matching dish towel, oven mitt, and pot holder complete the set. Machine washable.
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 and up. Durable food that adds to pretend play and enriches learning. These soft 5 color food bags are great for toddlers to learn colors, sorting and matching skills. Each bag can be resealed and is filled with 4 various pretend play fruits, vegetables and assorted foods that all match in color. Surface washable only.
12 months & up. HONK HONK! Here comes the ferry! This colorful ferry boat will float on water or roll on land, perfect for any adventure. The jumbo ferry is easily able to carry 2 included passengers, Chubbies, and their 2 vehicles. The boat also features working, retractable ramps and a vehicle storage space under the upper deck of the boat. Measurements: 12"L. Includes 4 pieces.
12 months & up. Watch your children expand their imaginations as they easily build a roadway and animate cars and drivers. Cars can take the elevator up to the tippy top of the parking garage, roll down the ramp to the ground, and receive gas, service, and a wash! Stairs are provided for pedestrians to travel within the garage, and a landing pad is provided on top of the elevator for a smooth helicopter landing. Measurements: 12"L x 18"W x 12"H. Includes 19 pieces.
12 months & up. This large play-set is ideal for outdoor and indoor open-ended play. Vehicles can be driven up over the drawbridge into the lower level of the parking garage while a helicopter landing pad is available on the second level. Water can move the water wheel, and a crane and bucket can be used to carry a surprise to passing boats. Measurements: 12"L x 37"W x 20 1/2"H. Includes 10 pieces.
18 months & up. This felt basket is the ideal home for 7 felt fruits and a knife. The banana and orange can be peeled for flair of dramatic play. Increase fine motor skill development as children learn to peel objects and the dexterity to do so. The soft felt material is the ideal play toy for young children. Includes 8 pieces.
18 months & up. This felt basket is the ideal home for 6 felt vegetables and a knife. Peas can be popped out of their pod, cabbage leaves can be peeled, and the eggplant can be cut in half! Increase fine motor skill development as children learn to hold a knife and the dexterity to cut an object in half. Includes 8 pieces.
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. Pleasantly plump diapered baby dolls have moveable arms, legs, and a head that turns. Each chubby doll is dressed in a washable, pull-on diaper. Children can take these washable dolls to the pool or in the bath. Babies are 10" tall. Please note: dolls each have their own unique eye colors and facial expressions and doll received may differ from the doll shown.
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.
2 years & up. Pleasantly plump diapered baby dolls have moveable arms, legs, and a head that turns. Each chubby doll is dressed in a washable and reusable diaper featuring Velcro® tabs. Children can take these washable dolls to the pool or in the bath. Babies are 14" tall. Please note: dolls each have their own unique eye colors and facial expressions and doll received may differ from the doll shown.
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. Beautifully detailed dolls with lifelike features, soft bodies and easy-to-dress outfits make these dolls a child's favorite. With cute outfits and adorable expressions, these soft, cuddly baby dolls are perfect for little ones to love, feed and sing to sleep. Ethnic dolls include African American, Caucasian Asian, and Hispanic. Outfits may vary. Dolls are 16" long.
18 months & up. Toddlers will enjoy this smartphone designed just for them. Features 16 icons (each with its own sound), on/off button, and low volume to protect hearing. Set of 2 phones. Requires 2 AAA batteries (included).
2 years & up. Our uniquely reversible vests are sure to be a hit with toddlers! Now they can become one of their favorite animals by simply donning one of these adorable vests. Flip its tail down, slip on its ears, and kazamm....they are a cow, a zebra, a cat or a leopard! Reverse the vest and presto...they become a horse, a snow leopard, a bear, or a tiger! Machine washable and line dry. Available individually or in a set of four.
Birth & up. Celebrate diversity with these huggable fabric dolls. Sweet, sleeping faces make them fast friends! Each doll possesses baby safe embroidered features. Two dolls wear ruffled bonnets while two others wear nightcaps. Their plush exterior makes them soft, snuggly friends for your young children. Each doll is machine washable. Each measures 10"H.
18 months & 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.
18 - 36 months. What do you want to be when you grow up? Children will pretend to be a doctor, construction worker, chef, police officer, mail carrier, or firefighter while wearing these detailed dress-up shirts. Each of the shirts have colorful, printed designs representing an occupation children see in their community. Hook-and-loop closures allow children to practice dressing and undressing, encouraging independence. Promote an understanding of different careers in the classroom by encouraging… More »
18 months & up. Enrich dramatic play through inclusion with these adorable, multiethnic dolls. Featuring sweet expressions, soft huggable bodies, and a one piece romper, these cuddly dolls make the perfect friends for little learners. Children will love caring for these dolls, from feeding them to singing them to sleep; the possibilities for play are endless. Multiethnic set includes Hispanic, Asian, African American, and Caucasian. Dolls are 11" long. Available individually or in a set of 4.
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.
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.
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.