Old-style games will never go out of fashion – doctors and nurses, cowboys and Indians, tea parties, playing house and pretend fishing expeditions. They all captivate children with the thrill of grown-up role play while transporting them to an imaginary world that frees their creativity.
Full marks then to these ingenious little soft play bags from Aussie company Dyles. These handy goody bags include an array of themed soft toys and also turn into play mats. When playtime is over, just zip up the bag, pop in the toys and store it all away. Genius!
When your child serves your first cup of pretend tea from a squishy teacup or checks your heartbeat with the soft cloth stethoscope, you’ll know you’re onto a winner.
An honorable mention goes to the fishing play bag for its rod with soft hook, sea creatures so your child can ‘catch’ their dinner and Velcro seaweed that sticks to the play mat. We think this underwater world will entertain time and time again.
You can buy these little beauties online from Little Styles for around $40.