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  1. Money Packs: Bag of NZ coins
    Set of 250 pieces
    Rating:
    98%
    $31.90 $36.69
  2. Money Packs: Wallet of NZ notes
    Set of 100 pieces
    Rating:
    97%
    $16.90 $19.44
  3. NZ Play Money
    Ages 3+
    Rating:
    87%
    $3.40 $3.91
  4. Boy Soft Maori Doll
    Size 40cm
    Rating:
    93%
    $14.90 $17.14
  5. Cash Register
    Rating:
    100%
    $69.90 $80.39
  6. Handpuppet - Sheep
    Ages 3+
    Rating:
    100%
    $14.90 $17.14
  7. Handpuppet - Monkey
    Ages 3+
    $14.90 $17.14
  8. Handpuppet - Hedgehog
    Ages 3+
    $14.90 $17.14
  9. Handpuppet - Turtle
    Ages 3+
    $14.90 $17.14
  10. Handpuppet - Spider
    Ages 3+
    Rating:
    93%
    $14.90 $17.14
  11. Handpuppet - Duck
    Ages 3+
    $14.90 $17.14
  12. Wooden Forest Animal Blocks
    Pack of 30
    $114.90 $132.14
  13. Wooden Minibeast Blocks
    Pack of 33
    $105.90 $121.79
  14. Woodland Village
    62+ pieces
    $224.90 $258.64
  15. Handpuppet - Crocodile
    Ages 3+
    $14.90 $17.14
  16. Handpuppet - Lion
    Ages 3+
    $14.90 $17.14
  17. Handpuppet - Frog
    Ages 3+
    Rating:
    100%
    $14.90 $17.14
  18. Handpuppet - Rabbit
    Ages 3+
    $14.90 $17.14
  19. Handpuppet - Chicken
    Ages 3+
    $14.90 $17.14
  20. Jumbo Insects
    Pack of 7 insects
    Rating:
    91%
    $51.90 $59.69
  21. Kitchen Set
    76 piece set
    Rating:
    100%
    $84.90 $97.64
  22. Handpuppet - Cat
    Ages 3+
    $14.90 $17.14
  23. Hand Puppet - Maori Boy
    Size 30cm (H)
    Rating:
    100%
    $29.90 $34.39
  24. Girl Soft Maori Doll
    Size 40cm
    Rating:
    95%
    $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.