What is it
The Wannabees range provide everything children need to ‘pretend’ to be the profession of their choice. They contain lots of exciting forms to fill in, stickers, and certificates that children will need to feel like they are truly ‘playing for real’.
Each pack contains approximately 45 pages of forms, stickers and certificates and will allow children to act out fun tasks such as filling out appointment cards for their teddies, giving eye tests to their friends, taking the morning register with their action figures or even writing out school reports for Mummy and Daddy! The Wannabees range currently has ‘I Want to be a Teacher’, ‘I Want to be a Doctor’ and ‘I Want to be a Café Owner’.
What the Teacher pack includes:
• Registers • Timetables • Lesson Planners • Classroom Jobs List • Lunch lists • Weather charts
• Counting sheets • Letter & Number sheets • Reading logs • School reports • Achievement certificates • Stickers
What the Doctor pack includes:
• Name Badges • Ward layout plans • Patient Health Records • Eyesight Tests • Growth Charts • Patient Examination Forms • End of Bed Notes • Injection Records • Appointment Card • Prescriptions • Stickers
What the Café Owner pack includes:
• Opening Hours • Café Sign • Children’s Menu • Daily Specials • Drinks Menus • Main Menu • Open/Closed Signs • Order Pads • Bills • Recipe Cards • Reserved Signs • Shopping Lists • Table Booking • Table Numbers • Stickers
What our team of testers said
"My favourite pages are the counting sheet and handwriting sheet because I can mark it!" - Girl aged 8
"Mummy, I have so many children in my class how am I going to keep them all quiet." - Girl aged 7
- Promotes imaginative play
- Develops language skills
- Can be used to develop self confidence
What our experts think
The Wannabee packs are perfect for children who like to role play jobs and professions they have seen in real life. Our testers were very excited when they were given the packs and were eager to start exploring, the school pack was particularly popular and the children enjoyed setting up their classes. Role playing situations they have encountered helps children unpack their feelings and make sense of the world around them, which is vital for social and emotional development. In addition, this kind of imaginative real world play promotes creativity and storytelling skills.
There were lots of opportunities for developing vocabulary and using it in the correct context. For children who are reluctant to speak or who are unconfident this gives them a way in and can be used to build self confidence – it worked well when children played with their peers as well as independently. Children are also encouraged to write as they create their registers, notes and lists – which is ideal for a reluctant writer as it provides them with a purpose for practicing their writing. Our testers often wanted to recreate their own classes, so the register having space for 25 children would be helpful; there also weren’t many sheets (we’d recommend photocopying them prior to starting!) Younger children may need some help as there is a degree of reading required.
- RRP: £14.99
- Brands: Wannabees
- No batteries required
- Made in UK
- Toy Types: Fancy dress, role-play & music
- Types of skills developed: Creativity
Personal, social & emotional development
Speech, language and communication skills
Understanding the world