If you played with dress-up paper dolls while growing up, you probably remember how much fun it was! From an adult (parent/teacher/therapist) perspective, we can also see how useful this activity is for a child’s development.
Here are a few important skills that making paper dolls and playing with them can encourage:
- fine motor skills and scissor cutting practice
- creativity and art skills
- storytelling skills
- social skills
In addition to this, the Canadian Dress-Up Doll set is made to use when studying Canada with children. The four costumes are by no means complete representative of Canadian diversity, but can provide an introduction to a few cultural phenomena of the country. The costumes include Anne of Green Gables (read a classic book or watch a movie together), an RCMP officer (read about the tradition of this unique mounted police), a hockey player (hockey is Canada’s official winter sport and a noticeable part of the culture) and an Inuk (a member of the Inuit, one of Canada’s aboriginal groups native to the Arctic region).
The designs can be used for making a classic paper doll with folding tabs as well as a magnetic doll.