Playing pretend is a wonderful way for children to learn about the world around them. By problem-solving through different scenarios, some from their own lives and some from the other side of the galaxy, kids develop the courage to take on real-life problems. Role playing is also a way kids build their emotional intelligence. By putting themselves in another person’s shoes, literally or figuratively, children develop stronger empathy and understanding. At our Bellingham learning store, the wide variety of pretend play toys is selected to inspire the imagination of children in new and different ways, preparing them for the adventures ahead.