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On a question that children, any of us most of all like to do, without doubting, will answer - to play.

Observing world around, people around itself, the child wants to become the participant of the events which are taking place around it. But fully, as the adult, he cannot make it yet. And here in game it can do everything. In game he “suddenly“ becomes mother or the father, the captain or the commander of a regiment, the doctor or the teacher. In game really, but the imagination of the kid, memory, thinking, the speech not “for fun“ works, really it is necessary to build the relations with partners, to solve the arisen problems (even if the role of partners is carried out by inanimate objects).

Any kid with ecstasy will play

pebbles, sticks, rags and other plain objects or will play, without having near at hand any attributes at all. But all - one of favourite toys at all children (both girls, and boys) is a doll.

the Doll is a children`s toy in the form of a figure of the person (S. I. Ojegov “The dictionary of Russian“). Dolls happen different. To be convinced of it, it is enough to glance in “Toy Store“ or to get into small children`s “world“ - the room or a game corner of any kid.

At girls it and the discharged princesses - beauties from porcelain, and rubber sweeties - naked children, and plain self-made rag dolls, such darlings, house who want to be pressed to themselves.

boys have dolls too though does not come to any boy to mind that it is dolls too. These are tell-tales, little men from designers (drivers, pilots and so forth) other figures, as a rule, male.

But today we will talk about “girlish“ dolls.

“Doll“ history

In dolls are played by all children. They were played by kids hundreds years ago, play and now. Of course, for many years the type of dolls strongly changed. At first it were the figures which are simply cut out from a tree or molded from clay reminding the person. Then began to do dolls of other materials, in particular, from fabric.

the Doll was literally a family member. Did dolls by the hands for the children, transferring them from generation to generation.

only the last in two centuries of dolls the masters who are specially trained in this craft began to make

I. And, such dolls were in demand only in rich families. Simple people continued to use self-made dolls for a long time.

Presently you will find

dolls in any shop for every taste and a purse. They are made of different materials and dressed in various dresses, both simple, and magnificent.

But some parents, having tried once to make with a doll with own hands, are convinced that they are simple rag dolls more to liking to children, especially the smallest. Such doll wants to be pressed to itself, to put with itself in a bed. It is more live, than the plastic long-legged beauty.

How to play dolls

Children sensitively react to the adult`s relation to game: they will not play with it if feel falseness, indifference. The adult has to be able to become for a while a child and to play with enthusiasm, with interest. Naturally, for game with the child it is necessary to choose not that time when at you on a plate the lunch prepares or here - important phone call here has to sound. The child will feel your tension, will understand that you do it a favor, having agreed to play.

When the small child (two - three years), the initiative in game has to belong to the adult. It begins a game plot. Let`s say speaks:“ It will be mother, this is the father, this is their sonny, here they have a bed, here a little table and so on“. On the game course, having one or several characters in hands, the adult will ask questions and offers other characters, those which in hands at the child. It will direct as if game. At the same time without forgetting to support the child`s initiative, to develop the subject line offered by the kid.

When in hands of the player are “told“ by characters, it is better to do it, slightly changing a voice. When the adult addresses the child, suggesting to change something during game, he has to speak by the voice, without changing it. It will be the words “from the author“, but not to the audience who is absent, and to the coauthor.


as the Requisite for game can serve the ready, bought in shop toys displaying “doll“ reality. But it is better if as attributes you use objects substitutes, it develops the imagination of the child.

For example, a doll bed (they, of course, should be cut off in advance, but not in the course of game). The same rags in which will be to wrap up a doll enough will serve as clothes and to draw a string.


as Food for dolls and other characters can serve any small objects: details of designers, small cubes, beads, cones, pebbles (all natural material which gets to the child as toys should be washed up and dried up previously but only after that to give to a nursery).

the Child is more senior than

(4 - 7 and more years), as a rule, itself builds the subject line. Itself “requisite“ has, distributes roles to characters. The adult becomes “conducted“. It is only offered to make at the right time these or those actions by one of characters. But you should not take a passive position. Try to play as equals with the child. Put forward the versions of development of a plot even if the most unexpected.

to Children of this age of already insufficiently doll bed from a box, and linen from rags. All is necessary to them “really“. But, even if you have an opportunity to buy a doll with a set of clothes and the magnificent doll house with all attributes, suggest the child to make it independently.

It is possible, to sew a good doll at the girl - the preschool child at once it will not turn out therefore it is possible to use ready dolls or sewed by mother. And here she will be able to cope with unpretentious clothes.

the House for a doll can be made of a big cardboard box, having cut out a window, having painted walls. Curtains will turn out if you paste small pieces of tulle over windows. The furniture can be made of small boxes, having cut off superfluous, to turn them into little tables, chairs, sofas.