Usually a car is the first toy that comes to most parents minds, when it comes to purchasing a toy for their boy. But parents of boys that are either an only child, surrounded by sisters or have special needs, are requesting boy dolls more and more. We totally understand the need for a boy pal, that is something we all need regardless of gender.
Check out the statement below from Dr. Lindsay Henderson on Sheknows.com.
“By Playing with dolls, children are exploring and developing skills related to care taking, nurturing and even parenthood,” she tells SheKNows. Boys may well be pretending to be a dad when they nurture a plastic baby doll, but even if their imagination games have little to do with parenting roles, the type of play associated with dolls is beneficial to all children’s growth and development,” says Dr. Lindsay Henderson.