What is it
A playdate experience that encourages children to put the technology aside and play with their friends. Each set includes a range of accessories, dressing up clothes and related craft activities.
Children can choose from five boxes: Superpower Boys, Superpower Girls, Rockstar Diva, Rockstar Dude and Pirate Adventure (which is gender neutral).
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What our team of testers said
"Can I wear this to drama at the weekend?" - Girl aged 4
"I'm a rockstar." - Boy aged 7
"Can we make a music video?" - Girl aged 10
- Promotes social interaction
- Encourages imaginative play and creativity
- Develops story telling skills and vocabulary
What our experts think
The Playdate in a Box is a brilliant way to really grab your child’s imagination; just open the box and watch their creativity flow! Our testers loved all of the boxes and really enjoyed exploring the costumes and accessories that each one held. The costumes were well made and the boxes were well thought out; the only criticism is that our testers would have liked to have had more stickers.
The sets provided plenty of opportunities for children to interact socially and play together – there were lots of laughs and giggles as the children took on their roles. We liked the fact that the box wasn’t just about dressing up; the other elements added another dimension to the theme and enabled the children to practise and develop other skills such as speech and language. There was also the opportunity for adult interaction and direction to extend the children’s learning.
Although the boxes say they are for children up to six years old, we definitely felt that there was scope for older children. For example, the comic books in the Superheroes sets could definitely inspire older children and one of our older testers used the accessories and made a music video with friends. We felt it was a shame that the sets were gender specific.
- RRP: £19.68
- Brands: Artful Playdate Inc.
- From the range: Artful Playdate Inc
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Arts, crafts & creative kits
Fancy dress, role-play & music
- Types of skills developed: Art & design
Fine motor skills
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Speech, language and communication skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing