Almost all play has an element of creativity to it, but pretend play stands out in that it often takes up the largest portion of a child's play time. It's an activity that is beneficial for little learners as it helps them develop skills such as abstract thinking, communication, and problem solving.

Children who engage in pretend play often act out situations that they've witnessed before, from watching mum prepare dinner to recalling their last visit to the doctor. Practising speech engagements that they've heard before helps to improve their communication skills, and allows them to practise empathy.

We've put together a wonderful selection of pretend play sets which includes all-time favourites such as play kitchen sets, pretend doctor sets, and toy toolboxes.