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Encourage Open-Ended Play with Adora Baby Dolls!

Mar 3, 2023

Encouraging open-ended play with dolls can help children develop their storytelling skills, social and emotional development, and creativity! 🌈 By providing a range of dolls and accessories, and allowing children to use their imagination, they can create their own unique stories and scenarios, and help them make sense of the world. Read this blog to learn how to involve your kiddos in open-ended play with baby dolls! 

What is Open-Ended Play? ⭐  

Open-ended play is a type of unstructured play that requires child's creativity and imagination! It has no rules, goals, and instructions. This allows children to experiment, problem-solve, and create their own ideas and solutions.

Open-ended play has many wonderful benefits to children's development. This includes:
💟 Improving their problem-solving skills
💟 Fostering creativity and imagination
💟 Promoting social & emotional development; and
💟 Building self-esteem and confidence

Read our blog: 5 Benefits of Open Ended Play

Ways to Encourage Open-Ended Play With Adora Dolls! 🌈

1. Provide a variety of dolls

Provide a variety of dolls: Provide dolls of different sizes, ethnicities, and features to encourage diversity and inclusivity in play.

2. Introduce more baby doll accessories

Offer a range of doll accessories such as clothing, hats, shoes, and bags, so children can change their baby dolls' appearance and create different scenarios.

Consider buying baby doll sets that come with accessories so your kids have enough to play with when you take them home, such as our Adora Adoption Babies. Each Adoption Baby set comes with 8 doll accessories: a Certificate of Adoption, a pacifier, a hospital bracelet, a disposable diaper, a pink blanket, a crib, and a removable onesie with a matching cap!

3. Create a dollhouse or play area

Dollhouses are just a fun way to play make-believe! Create a dedicated area for dolls to encourage kiddos to simulate different environments and settings for their baby dolls. This also inspires children to use their imagination by creating their own stories and scenarios for their dolls.

Take a look at our Amazon Exclusive: Amazing World. These doll accessory play sets create adorable and realistic set-ups perfect for 18-inch dolls. 

4. Use open-ended language

Use open-ended language to encourage children to think creatively and problem-solve. For example, instead of saying "put the doll in the bed," say "where do you think the doll would like to sleep tonight?"

5. Role-play with the dolls

Doll role-playing helps you model creativity and imagination to your kids. Show children how to use the dolls in different scenarios and encourage them to join in and play!

Adora Baby Dolls for Open-Ended Play!

The best dolls for open-ended play are those that spark creativity. Browse Adora Baby Dolls and take some home for your adorable kids! 

Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Toddlertime Flutterbye Baby Doll, Doll Clothes & Accessories Set
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Toddlertime Flutterbye Baby Doll, Doll Clothes & Accessories Set
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
Adora Realistic Baby Doll, Toddler Doll Flutterbye Baby - 20 inch Brown Hair/Brown Eyes
$69.99
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Toddlertime Vintage Lace Baby Doll, Doll Clothes & Accessories Set
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Toddlertime Vintage Lace Baby Doll, Doll Clothes & Accessories Set
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
Adora Realistic Toddler Baby Doll Vintage Lace - 20 inches
$99.99
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
Adora Ballerina Doll - Juliet -13 inch Black Baby Doll, Open/Close Eyes
$39.99
Adora PlayTime Baby Doll Purple Dreams 100% Machine Washable Toy
Adora Doll PlayTime Baby Purple Dreams for kids 1 and up - Adora
Adora Doll PlayTime Baby Purple Dreams for kids 1 and up - Adora
Adora PlayTime Purple Dreams Baby Doll, Doll Clothes & Accessories Set
Adora Doll PlayTime Baby Purple Dreams for kids 1 and up - Adora
Adora Doll PlayTime Baby Purple Dreams for kids 1 and up - Adora
Adora Doll PlayTime Baby Purple Dreams for kids 1 and up - Adora
Adora PlayTime Baby Doll Purple Dreams 100% Machine Washable Toy
Adora Doll PlayTime Baby Purple Dreams for kids 1 and up - Adora
Adora Doll PlayTime Baby Purple Dreams for kids 1 and up - Adora
Adora PlayTime Purple Dreams Baby Doll, Doll Clothes & Accessories Set
Adora Doll PlayTime Baby Purple Dreams for kids 1 and up - Adora
Adora Doll PlayTime Baby Purple Dreams for kids 1 and up - Adora
Adora Doll PlayTime Baby Purple Dreams for kids 1 and up - Adora
Adora PlayTime Purple Dreams Baby Doll, Doll Clothes & Accessories Set
$39.99