pretend playGifted children love to use their brains and exercise their imaginations. That means that one of their favorite forms of play is pretend play. Some gifted kids have a a highly developed imagination while others may need a little encouragement. If you want to nurture your gifted child’s imagination, you might be interested in these toys.

They will certainly spark your child’s imagination and creative thinking.




Little Colorado 012NA Play Stand in Natural (Kitchen)


Pictured in natural finish. Optional play stand silk drape and two wooden clips. Metal to metal connectors for long life and safety. Certified by National School Supply and Equipment Association. 16 CFR 1500, 16 CFR 1303 and ASTM F963 compliant. Warranty: One year. Made from solid pine wood. Made in America. Minimal assembly required. Wooden clips: 4 in. L x 1 in. W x 5 in. H. Play stand silk: 3 ft. L x 7 ft. W. Shelf: 36 in. W x 11 in. D x 14 in. H. Overall: 39 in. W x 14 in. D x 36 in. H (18 lbs.). Assembly Instructions. This is the finest quality Play Stand with tried and tested design. This is a versatile creative play accessory for home or school use.
Price is for one playstand.
Extra Play Clips, Set of 4
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Arch for Play Stand Finish: Sanded / Unfinished (Kitchen)


Made of hardwood dowels and Baltic birch plywood.
Color / Finish: Sanded and Unfinished. Made in America.
Optional play stand silk drape and play stands are sold separately.
Playstands and Silk Drape not Included.
Sold Only Arch - Unfinished.
List Price: $71.03 USD
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Rainbow Silk Scape By Sarah's Silks - Giant 9 Feet Long - Bed Canopy - Fort Building - Play Tent - Group Games (Toy)


Playsilks, in the hands of children, are truly a bottomless toy chest. There are so many things that children will create with them. When playing dress-up, they will use playsilks to become pirates in one moment and birds in flight in another. Their size and texture make it easy for small hands to fold and tie. Their colors can inspire play using them as grass, sky, and water.
Smaller silks, perfect for capes
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Royal Bower Play Space (Toy)


Magic Cabin Exclusive – No expense was spared in the creation of this Royal Bower. It features a spacious square design with a red velvet canopy and flowing golden panels; silky sapphire panels drape each corner, and the final luxurious detail, golden tassels, bedeck the 24″-square canopy’s corners. Imported.  Size: Bower: 24″-square canopy; Tassels: 4½”.
For ages 3 and up
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EZ-Fort (Toy)


Build forts, playhouses and more. Build imagination and special places with the EZ-Fort construction toy. This open-ended building system offers high quality, low cost fun. It's the perfect size for any living room, bedroom or den. Not too big, not too small. A playhouse in the morning or a fort in the afternoon. EZ-Fort is always engaging and versatile. EZ-fort also promotes critical thinking, creativity and social skills. Think about it children love to create special spaces for playing make-believe, hiding out, chilling out, and who knows? They may even take a nap. Building with EZ-Fort stimulates independence and imagination. Children can play alone or with friends. Create your own special fort, playhouse or hideaway with the 54 piece EZ-Fort construction toy. Does not include the fabric cover.
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Pacific Play Tents Kids Space Module Dome Tent for Indoor / Outdoor Fun - 48" x 48" x 42" (Toy)


Pacific Play Tents Space Module Dome Tent takes your child's imagination to the moon, this dome tent is perfect for a backyard adventure or indoor fun on a rainy day. This tent has enough room for friends, toys and kid-sized furniture. Features a durable washable floor, mesh panels for ventilation and easy viewing. The color-coded G-3 Super Poles make for easy assembly. Cleans easily with a damp cloth and mild soap. Includes carry bag.
List Price: $54.99 USD
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GLOW IN THE DARK FIREFLY BED TENT (Toy)


As the day fades away, the fireflies will play! There's nothing quite as magical as watching your little one's eyes shine bright as they gaze upon the twinkling night sky through our No-See-Um mesh with a full graphic print. G3 color coated super poles, and safe radius-cut hook and loop fasteners, our 100% polyester mesh Glow N' The Dark Firefly Bed Tent offers the perfect vantage point for your child to explore the nighttime in a comfortable and stimulating environment. The moon and fireflies are all glow-in-the-dark, making this 77" x 38" x 35" bed tent a must for any mini stargazer! Very sturdy and long-lasting. This bed tent fits perfectly on a twin size bed.
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Melissa & Doug Wooden Snacks and Sweets Food Cart - 40+ Play Food pcs, Reversible Awning (Toy)


Savory or sweet? This rolling, reversible snack cart offers a choice of play menus! With the "Hot Dogs" menu and awning on display, kids can reach inside the sliding see-through doors to serve up a hot dog with toppings to order, a soft pretzel with mustard or salt, and more. Flip the awning and menu to "Ice Cream" and reverse the storage drawers, and reach in for cones, scoops, and pull-apart pops for dessert! The sturdy wooden cart comes stocked with over 40 play pieces, so kids can make and serve everything on the double-sided, writeable menu.
List Price: $199.99 USD
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Super Star Theater (Toy)


When the show must go on, here's the perfect performance place. So cleverly designed, it's hard to imagine how easy it is to assemble-and that the whole thing rolls up compactly, requiring just 24" x 14" x 5" of storage space. Made of bright, durable polyester fabric with a connectable frame, its many venues include the "main stage" with backdrop and front curtains, ticket booth with pockets for cast photos and show theme signs, tickets and showtime clock, a wipe-off marquee with dry-erase marker to write cast names, concession stand with popcorn bags, dressing room with mirror, puppet show panel to convert stage into puppet theater with three hand puppets and much more for never-ending drama. Costumes sold separately.
For ages – 10
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Melissa & Doug Deluxe Folding Medieval Wooden Castle - Hinged for Compact Storage (Toy)


With a dungeon and a working drawbridge, this wooden play castle is fully assembled and ready for adventures! Features towers, balconies, a trap door, arched walkway and a removable turret. Castle is hinged for easy wide-open, imaginative play and closes conveniently for compact storage.
List Price: $73.99 USD
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Gifted children love to use their brains and exercise their imaginations. That means that one of their favorite forms of play is pretend play. Some gifted kids have a a highly developed imagination while others may need a little encouragement. If you want to nurture your gifted child's imagination,...