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  1. Money Packs: Bag of NZ coins
    Money Packs: Bag of NZ coins
    Set of 250 pieces
    Rating:
    98%
    $31.90 $36.69
  2. Money Packs: Wallet of NZ  notes
    Money Packs: Wallet of NZ notes
    Set of 100 pieces
    Rating:
    97%
    $16.90 $19.44
  3. NZ Play Money
    NZ Play Money
    Ages 3+
    Rating:
    87%
    $3.40 $3.91
  4. Active World Mirror - Blue
    Active World Mirror - Blue
    Size 86cm diameter
    $149.90 $172.39
  5. Woodland Village
    Woodland Village
    62+ pieces
    $224.90 $258.64
  6. Nesting New Zealand Birds
    Nesting New Zealand Birds
    4 pieces
    $32.90 $37.84
  7. Handpuppet - Duck
    Handpuppet - Duck
    Ages 3+
    Rating:
    87%
    $14.90 $17.14
  8. Boy Soft Maori Doll
    Boy Soft Maori Doll
    Size 40cm
    Rating:
    93%
    $14.90 $17.14
  9. Handpuppet - Spider
    Handpuppet - Spider
    Ages 3+
    Rating:
    93%
    $14.90 $17.14
  10. Kitchen Set
    Kitchen Set
    76 piece set
    Rating:
    100%
    $84.90 $97.64
  11. Nesting Whanau Dolls
    Nesting Whanau Dolls
    4 pieces
    $32.90 $37.84
  12. Wooden Minibeast Blocks
    Wooden Minibeast Blocks
    Pack of 33
    $105.90 $121.79
  13. Girl Soft Maori Doll
    Girl Soft Maori Doll
    Size 40cm
    Rating:
    95%
    $14.90 $17.14
  14. Handpuppet - Dog
    Handpuppet - Dog
    Ages 3+
    $14.90 $17.14
  15. Handpuppet - Horse
    Handpuppet - Horse
    Ages 3+
    $14.90 $17.14
  16. Wooden Forest Animal Blocks
    Wooden Forest Animal Blocks
    Pack of 30
    $114.90 $132.14
  17. Standard Unit Blocks
    Standard Unit Blocks
    60 blocks
    Rating:
    93%
    $119.90 $137.89
  18. Handpuppet - Crocodile
    Handpuppet - Crocodile
    Ages 3+
    $14.90 $17.14
  19. Handpuppet - Chicken
    Handpuppet - Chicken
    Ages 3+
    $14.90 $17.14
  20. Iron -50%
    Iron
    13.5cm (L)
    Now $9.95 (excl. gst) $11.44 Was $22.89
  21. Koru NZ Cape
    Koru NZ Cape
    Cape length is 60cm
    $25.90 $29.79
  22. Handpuppet - Bee New
    Handpuppet - Bee
    Ages 3+
    $14.90 $17.14
  23. Red Printed Butterfly Wings
    Red Printed Butterfly Wings
    1.04m wing span
    Rating:
    100%
    $17.90 $20.59
  24. Handpuppet - Tiger
    Handpuppet - Tiger
    Ages 3+
    $14.90 $17.14

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School Supplies Catalogue  Click here to download a PDF copy of the Pretend and Play section of our catalogue

Pretend or imaginative play enables a child to express feelings and emotions in a risk free way. Imaginative play prepares a child for adulthood laying strong foundations for social and emotional well being. By acting out a character children learn empathy, understanding, confront fears, exercise control and make or break rules safely.

Pretend or imaginative play is now recognised as a vital component to the normal development of a child. Pretend play allows for expression of both positive and negative feelings in a non consequential environment. By allowing children to role play we give them the opportunity to problem solve, empathise and communicate that role. Dramatic play also fosters imagination, enhances curiosity and emotion. Most preschool, kindergartens and creche facilities provide ample opportunities for dramatic role play. There are also a number of excellent manufacturers producing quality products that enhance pretend play including suppliers like Melissa and Doug.