How can you encourage girls playing dress-up?

How can you encourage girls playing dress-up?

Dressing up as a child is a sort of tradition. The childhood pastime of dressing up is frequent. Did you know that there are emotional and social advantages to dressing in a costume? It’s true. The dress-up play helps children develop and grow.

Dress-up is an ideal way for young children to work on so many early childhood development skills. The wearing and changing clothes also provide physical advantages. The zippers, buttons and snaps that are attached to clothing aid in to encourage the growth of the fine motor abilities.

Why Do Girls Play Dress Up?

When the girls dress up in clothes or props that portray other people. They are able to get a better understanding of the world around them by acting out the reality they encounter and observe within them.

Girls are naturally engaged in this type of game and often without prompting this suggests that they’re naturally inclined to discover the roles and people through transforming themselves into these characters for a time.

Ways to encourage Girls to play dress-up

While fancy costumes that represent particular characters are nice but they’re not required to dress up for play. Actually, many of the most effective costumes are constructed using everyday objects as well as children’s creativity.

Scarves, like scarves are great for capes or Mummy costumes or long hair. Old jackets could be used as a fireman’s jacket or doctor’s coat and a plastic bowl or colander can make a fantastic helmet.

1.Things need to playing Dress-up 

  • blankets
  • towels
  • scarves
  • Hats
  • mittens
  • gloves
  • Old clothes things (like dresses, skirts or jackets)
  • old-fashioned costumes
  • costume jewellery
  • briefcases, purses or bags
  • glasses, whether with or without lenses removed
  • aprons

2.Make a trunk for costumes or basket

Children like to be a bit playful with what they can see in front of them. The saying goes: out of sight and out of mind.

Therefore, make a trunk for costumes or basket and put it in your child’s bedroom or playroom. Displaying your child’s dress-up gear in a closet, on a mini clothing rack, or in a clear, transparent bin is best.

3.Recycle or Replace items frequently

The rotation of items helps keep things interesting. This is especially important for kids. If they become bored, for instance the clothes bin or basket could be ignored.

Replace items often Perhaps every season. Include previously worn Halloween costumes or dance costumes or “donate” unworn garments from your closet to the dress-up box for your child.

4.Dressing up doesn’t have to cost Too Much

Kids clothes can be costly however dressing up doesn’t need to be expensive. Utilize items that are in your kitchen, closet as well as your dresser and armoire. Create play spaces by using bowls, boxes blocks, and other items you have in your house.

If you choose to buy kids clothes, you can do it in thrift stores or discount stores. You can also find items, dresses and accessories on the day following Ethnic, Halloween, or via resales or hand-me-downs.

5.Engage with your children whenever possible

There are many advantages when you play with your children. Parents can provide advice and direction as well as learn by taking a step back and allowing their young child to lead the game. The process serves as an opportunity to bond and develop confidence in your child’s self-esteem.

Children feel a unique bond with their families when they engage this manner. You might identify your own habits or behaviours in their pretend games.

The Benefits of Playing Dress Up

Children learn a lots of things during dress-up play especially with regard to their emotional and social and behaviour development.

1.During dress-up play, children imitate what they see around them and replicate it.

2.This allows children to fully experience all emotions, even strong ones like fear or sorrow, by feeling them in a safe, non-threatening space.

3.Developing conversational skills such as listening and maintaining eye contact.

4.Negotiating with others as different roles are assigned and clothes and props are shared.

5.As they role-play with others, they are developing their vocabulary and expressive language.


From hats and scarves, to tights and tutus. There is a myriad of ways for your child to participate in dress-up games. The possibilities are limitless.

In addition, beyond that, from emotional and social development to fine-tuning gross motor skills, there are many advantages to playing role as well as dressing in costumes.

Therefore, let your kid dress up in costumes often and dress up often. This will help them learn to be themselves and to have fun.

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