The children love to imitate the daily activities of mum and dad and put all their effort into it.
For the child, the game is not just fun, it is a fundamental activity to know himself and the surrounding environment, starting from the first explorations of objects to the conscious knowledge of reality.
The importance of setting a good example
And the construction of reality also passes through the process of imitation. Therefore, during the second year of life, the child begins to reproduce the situations with which he comes into contact every day, he fills the family environment with imagination, likes to try his hand at imitating adult activities and prefers games that simulate the world of the great. The mother in the kitchen busy preparing dinner, the mechanic who repairs dad's car, the carpenter who restores grandparents' furniture become irresistible models to be imitated.
The child likes to play these roles, we will then see him busy dusting the furniture at home, adjusting small objects or watering the roses, so busy in his work as clumsy and fun for those who observe him. They are all excellent stimuli for the cognitive development of the child and for the process of building the image of oneself and one's own identity.
Let's help them with the right game
Toys that imitate the objects used by adults are therefore ideal at this stage, and very welcome to children. At a time when children have great ability to capture the sound of language, it may be useful to propose bilingual toys that not only stimulate these imitation processes but also help them to become familiar with the first words of a foreign language, in a fun context it's pleasant.