This might all seem like a bit of gruesome fun but dressing up in costumes is actually an important type of play that every child needs to experience as part of their development. While some children seek it out naturally, other children are reluctant to dress up as pirates, superheroes or lords and ladies. So, once a year, our staff team show the pupils exactly how it's done and we're really pleased that more and more of them are joining in!
Here are just some of the benefits of playing with costumes:
- Dressing up play fosters the imagination
- Dressing up lets children explore themselves
- Dressing up strengthens relationships and helps children to understand other people's feelings
- Dressing up improves communication and gives children the chance to practice words and phrases they wouldn't normally use