Pretend play, also known as make believe, is as important to child development as it is fun. Here are four pretend play gift ideas from the Parents’ Choice Foundation to delight young imaginations!

Folkmanis® Narwhal Puppet

For ages: 3 & up. (MSRP: $27.99) This lap-friendly narwhal puppet represents one of nature’s rarest ocean animals, often called unicorns of the sea.

Sago Mini Portable Playhouses

For ages: 3 & up. (MSRP: $29.99) Smartly designed with playfulness and whimsy, these compact imaginative playsets open worlds, words and menus. 

Magnificent Moth Wings

For ages 3 & up. (MSRP: $16.98) Inspired by moth species from around the world, the simple slip on shoulder straps and finger loops have young players ready to spread the 48-inch wingspan.


Little Tikes 2-in-1 Food Truck

For ages 2 & up. (MSRP: $159.99) The food truck craze has moved from the city streets to the playroom floor. Little Tikes 2-in-1 Food Truck is just what the customer ordered. 

See our full list with six more pretend play gift recommendations at the Parents’ Choice Foundation website.

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