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Achieving the RDA of play with PLAYMOBIL

PLAYMOBIL playscapes are tools that help fulfill the Recommended Daily Amount of Play. For over 30 years, PLAYMOBIL has been an innovator in designing toys that allow kids to actively use their imagination to the fullest. Embracing a wide range of classic and new themes, PLAYMOBIL toy sets and figurines are designed to inspire a combination of real-life situations and fantasy adventures - helping children develop important cognitive, social, emotional and motor skills.

Cognitive Skills

  • Language. Children can create their own "A Christmas Story" with My Take-Along Holiday Home, developing seasonal storylines starring Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and their elves, and enhance the vocabulary they learn from books and everyday life by telling stories through play.

Math. Who says math can't be fun when you're learning it through PLAYMOBIL's Bank Counter, Bakery and DHL Delivery Truck? From getting comfortable with numbers by identifying street addresses and counting play money to learning about shapes with a variety of bread and grocery products, math becomes colorful, rather than just numbers.

  • Logic. A day in the life of Dino Expedition adventurers: Navigate the North Pole with a compass, find the dinosaur and uncover it by cracking the ice! Through this pretend play, children learn about logical sequences of events.
  • Memory. Make-believe play is often nourished by positive real-life events, and children re-enact what they perceive as positive events by associating it with having fun. With My Take-Along Dollhouse's cozy rooms and figurines, children re-create the warmth and joy of their family at home or daycare.

Social Skills

  • Cooperation. PLAYMOBIL's Grande Mansion encourages kids to get together as the creative heads of this household - putting their hands and minds together in decorating each individual room with furniture and accessories.
  • Sharing. The My Take-Along sets are easily carried from place to place, so children can share their toys wherever they go, with kindergarten schoolmates or cousins at grandma's. Even the playscapes "share" figurines - Santa from the Holiday Home visits the Dollhouse to deliver presents and pirates bring gold coins from the Pirate Treasure Chest home to the Dollhouse after a buccaneering adventure!
  • Taking turns. Whether the Empire Castle and the Rock Castle are joining forces against the bad guys or staging a friendly fight against one another, children learn how to take turns creating war scenes and strategies in response to their friends' battle charges.
  • Role playing. Children like to pretend they are different people by playing with familiar figures, such as PLAYMOBIL's Mail Carriers. At the Post Office, children learn how to sort mail and fit the right number of letters and packages into mailboxes, then help the mail carriers deliver them without overloading their bicycles.

Emotional Skills

  • Embracing joy and liveliness. All PLAYMOBIL figurines have friendly faces and appealing, soothing smiles that mirror how children typically view adults. Whether the child is pretending to be the butcher at the Butcher Shop or a Viking, Pirate, Knight or even the Red Dragon, these playscapes always inject a positive vibe into imaginative play, while inspiring movement and interactivity with figurines and accessories.
  • Resolving conflicts and learning self-control. Through play, children practice how to settle arguments over a toy through discussion rather than aggression, whether it's bargaining over the price of groceries at the PLAYMOBIL Store or Bakery or how to best rescue the trapped dinosaur. They later generalize this constructive behavior into a play situation with their friends.

Motor Skills

  • Enhancing physical coordination and sharpening the senses. Between constructing the Knights' Castles, setting up house in the Grande Mansion and equipping explorers with the picks and shovels needed to free the dinosaur, make-believe play with PLAYMOBIL improves fine motor skills by encouraging hand-eye coordination and honing children's visual and touch senses.