Pretend Play

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Pretend Play is essential for life learning

There is no doubt that imaginative, creative or pretend play is essential for a child’s development as it permits children to explore the dynamics of relationships, their emotions and how the world operates in a safe environment. At Sweet Elephants we choose to stock products that will enhance not hinder the creative mind of a child. We understand the need for a sanctuary area, open ended materials and items which spark the imagination and whisk your child off into blissful worlds full of curiosity, wonder, excitement and adventure. Here’s our top products for role play and stories:

  • plastic frogs can be used for water play, small world adventures, fine motor skills and pretend playfrog toys from seedling are fabulous toys
    Roll up…roll up…to see a jar packed full of fun. These amphibians may look cute but beware they are cheeky. Immerse the 6 colourful Amazing Spitting Frogs in water to fill up and then squeeze their body to release the spray. You will be astounded by how far they can squirt! Perfect for developing fine motor skills, bath play and gifts. Features: *6 spitting frogs *Jar height: 9cm Recommended Age: 3+ years (small parts)
  • story stones should be included in every junior classroom to help kids create, alter, retell and extend stories
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    Story Stones Educational Tools

    $12.50$59.99
    Story Stones educational tools are perfect for developing literacy skills such as retelling, creating sentences, grammar and writing. Story Stones are magical hands on tools for aiding oral story telling,exploring/expanding sentence structure, assisting writing, developing retell and recall, igniting one's imagination and so much more. Features: *Choose from several kits to add to your story library to create even more adventures Recommended Ages: 5+ years
  • Sale! safari toobs mammal skulls are the best replicas for children to explore the world's mammalssafari toys are little replicas of common mammal skulls. Explore the insides of your favourite animals
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    Safari toys recognises that a child of today is surrounded by technology and the imagination is at risk, thus Safari Ltd have designed magnificent miniature replicas to ignite curiosity and creative play. These life like mammal skull figurines can bring out the zooarchaeologist in the oldest of us. Who doesn't like unearthing treasures and exploring some of our favourite animals? Features: *Includes 8 skulls from a gorilla, dolphin, lion, giraffe, elephant, zebra, hippopotamus and rhinoceros. Recommended Ages: 3+ years
  • Machi town kukkia kikotoy wooden blocks by kukkia kiko
    Toy wooden blocks by Kiko Machi Tiny Town are open-ended and provide hands on experiences to nurture understandings in mathematics, language, science and dramatic play. Watch in delight as your child becomes the mayor of this wonderful 15 piece beech wood magnetised Japanese city featuring 3 houses, 6 trees, 2 traffic lights, 2 hills (one with removable snow) and a car. These Machi toy wooden blocks will have your child happily entertained for hours. Also available in London and Paris these little gems can be added together for additional fun. Recommended Age: 4+ years

  • toy trucks hape make the best toys for future builderstoy trucks that are fun, sturdy and perfect for the avid builder
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    Wooden Trucks

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $34.99
    Wooden Trucks by Hape open up a whole new world of pretend play. Watch their imaginations run wild as they set up their own construction scene with just one, or maybe all of these amazing vehicles. *The Great Big Digger-dig up the ground ready for construction with a moveable scoop. *Steam’N Roll-roll the moveable spinning roller over their freshly dug surface to flatten it ready for the construction workers. *The Mix’N’Truck-featuring a cement mixing barrel that turns and tilts for cement pouring. *The Dumper Truck-a must for transporting the materials ready for construction to begin. Recommended Ages: 2+ years
  • wooden eiffel tower by kukkia kiko is a part of the machi paris play setmagnetic toy machi paris by kukkia kiko is a fabulous play set
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    Magnetic toys and wooden blocks have been an all time favourite for generations. Kiko's innovative product Machi Paris- also available in Machi Tiny Town and Machi London, has entwined magnetics, building and chalk into one extraordinary toy that facilitates hours of fun and numerous learning possibilities. Witness the joy your child experiences being swept away in creative play exploring the magnificent monuments of France. Whether it be riding the metro, visiting the Eiffel Tower or L'Arc de Triomphe your loved one will love designing their own chic Paris magnet town. Features: -2 magnetic boards, 1 Eiffel tower (pull apart), 1 L'Arc de Triomphe, metro fit with a train, 4 rails and 2 metro signs and 1 piece of chalk. Recommended Age: 4+ years

     
  • wobbel rocking board can be used for imaginative play or developing gross motor skillswobbel board is a fabulous wobble balance board for core strength
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    Wobbel Board

    $295.00
    Wobbel board is a modernised Waldorf classic capturing the minds of your loved ones. But is this spectacular European beech wood toy a balance board, swing, cave, step, stool, bridge, racetrack, marble run, animal’s back or doll’s cradle? Your family will have so much fun bonding, discovering and learning endless new ways to play with your Wobbel board. Designed to develop strength, balance and core stability, this quality wooden layered curved board is built to rock and roll all day. Whether you stand, sit or lie, you can’t help but feel at peace with the smooth textures and soothing motion. Features:
    • Perfect for physical therapy and sensory input as you and your loved ones manipulate the board through movement
    • Made from sustainable materials
    • EKO felt backing will reduce noise, protect your floors from scratching and is free from nasty synthetic chemicals
    • Meets CE standards
    • Weight limit of 200kgs and dimensions of 90 x 30 cm
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  • Sale! sarahs play silks are fabulous for all agessarahs play silks are fabulous for all ages
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    Sarahs Silks

    $14.99$24.20
    Incorporating Silks into a basket in any play corner is a simple addition which provides a prop for unlimited play only limited by their imaginations. One moment the silks can become the perfect essential for any superhero and the next a blanket for your loved one’s favourite teddy. How about combining toys and making a flag, skirt, table cloth, bandage, grass, water or lava for pretend play adventures? Switch on some music and dance to the rhythm or for a quieter activity play hide and seek. With endless possibilities it is easy to see why these beautiful Sarahs silks are loved by babies, children and adults. They can be passed down from sibling to sibling and generation to generation. Features:
    • Non-toxic, natural, sustainable silks
    • 90x90cm
    Recommended Ages: 0-100 AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
  • wooden plane kukkia kikowooden plane

    Wooden Plane

    $55.00
    For wooden plane fans far and wide, this little wonder ‘Hikoko’ by Kiko Toys in Japan is sure to excite budding pilots of all ages. Its sleek design will have your little ones captured from the moment they first lay their eyes on it.  The built-in pull-back motor creates an extra wow factor when it is released and they watch the plane zoom along the runway. Features: *European Beech Wood finish. *Use as a toy or decor. Recommended Age: 3-9 years