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The modern concept of childhood as a
distinct, happy life stage first developed
in the 19th century, and in this era
factory-made toys - including dolls and
dolls houses - became popular with
Playing with dolls helps children
understand their world. Activities such
as dressing, bathing and feeding the dolls
improve fine motor and self-help skills.
This type of play is based on a child's
imagination, so it encourages creativity
and expands language, as well as
developing emotional bonds.
Dolls enable a child to practise caring
and nurturing an external object, and
can also teach them about different roles
of people in their day-to-day life.
CREATIVE AND TIMELESS
TOYS WILL LAST FOR
YEARS, SO YOU CAN
PASS THEM ON TO ANY
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