A play medical set is an excellent idea for a gift for children. A doctor’s set that contains different instruments and toy medical supplies can keep a child busy and entertained for many hours. However, apart from the entertainment value of a kids doctor kit, it is also an excellent opportunity for the child’s development. Kids do not only play for entertainment, they do most of their learning through playing. Having the supplies and instruments included in a toy doctor set will help to encourage the child’s brain to develop compassion and caring traits.
Doctors take care of their patients. Their passion is to help people to feel better and to heal from a wide range of ailments. When they are able to fully immerse themselves in their play, kids become very absorbed in everything that play scenario has to offer. Giving a child a toy doctor kit as a gift is giving that child an opportunity to develop a desire to help, and to contribute to the well being of others. Whether they play with the kit with friends or siblings, or play at helping their action figures, dolls and stuffed animals feel better and heal, the child’s brain will be producing the chemicals that are connected to kindness, compassion and caring.
This is an excellent and effective way to help children to develop the ability to care for others while enjoying their playtime. Considering it is the natural state of children to be self-absorbed – that is human nature – our role as parents and teachers is to help them to extend their awareness and caring to others around them. Playing with a toy doctor kit will help kids to do this automatically. There is no need for parents to try to teach the child through explanations, or to try to instil in the child the importance of caring for others, when playing with the doctor kit, pretending to make others feel better (even if it’s just their dolls or action figures) will achieve this automatically.
The child’s brain will automatically make the connection between the feeling of pleasure they are getting from playing the scenario and the act of being caring and compassionate with others. As humans, when we display kindness (whether this is in reality or in our imagination) the brain produces a range of feel good chemicals. Encouraging a child to experience these feelings early on, when related to being kind and compassionate will help them to develop the desire to continue being kind and compassionate on an ongoing basis.
When you give a child a toy like a kids doctor kit you are doing more than just entertaining the child for a limited period of time; you are contributing to who that child will become as an adult. He or she will not necessarily become a doctor, but they will end up with more developed traits of kindness, compassion and caring. This will have a knock-on effect on their relationships and all other areas of their lives.