For Adrian and Julia, the farm is a favorite place to visit, so naturally, they enjoy playing with their farm family and animal friends. Children get to use their imagination through make-believe pretend-play situations. Our Farm collection is another timeless toy, which has been enjoyed by Julia, and now by Adrian, and I am sure it will bring joy to future generations. The company that makes this farm (buy here) is very environmentally conscious (utilizing the "Three R's" of Green Living: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), and also they are the first to manufacture toys using wood from rubber trees that no longer provide latex.
Role-playing (pretend-play) is very important part of child's cognitive development since it offers potentials for teaching children about themselves and the world around them, by developing their cognitive, fine motor, and self-help skills. Children often find it easier to practice these skills on someone/something else before they can efficiently apply it to themselves. For example: at around two years of age, children typically begin to act as if their doll/teddy bear/car is alive and can interact with them. (Julia, at seven years old, still believes her teddies come to life when she is asleep.)
Moreover, through pretend play, children develop their speech and language skills by taking turns and asking questions. By naming objects they play with: a horse, hay, barn, cow etc, role-play is helping teach them appropriate social and pragmatic skills. Children also use play to understand the world around them, and thus are developing their social-emotional skills.
This Barn is made in Thailand (buy here); buy the Farmer here.
Farmer's Wife (buy here).
The farmer & his wife are made from sustainable rubber wood and are coated with a non-toxic finish and vegetable dye colors.
The vegetable garden (buy here) is a great toy to promote fine-motor coordination, as the child practices inserting tiny vegetables into their respective slots (similarly to knobbed cylinders). A child can also sort vegetables by color, shape, and size.
The head of the horse can be rotated to imitate feeding- buy the horse stable here.
Lamby is Adrian's favorite animal, especially after seeing a baby goat (kid) at the farm.
Farm animals (buy here).
p.s. read here "🍂Fall-Inspired SMALL WORLD PLAY ♻️ Green Doll 🏡 House" post, where the Doll House is made by the same company as our Farm Collection.