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Why Role Play is Important in Early Years Development

16 MAR 2020

Role play panels are one of our bestselling play products, and with all the benefits roleplay has to offer, it’s no wonder. 

Improves Communication

Interacting with other children whilst playing a game makes children think more carefully about what they are saying and how to get their point across. Roleplay also allows children to learn new words and expressions from those around them.

Builds Confidence

Role play panels alleviate some of the pressure children might feel when socialising by creating a non-imposing, neutral area to play in. Roleplay is to everyone and can encourage children to get more involved in an activity, therefore helping to boost their confidence.

Aids Problem Solving Skills

Role play can produce scenarios that children might not have encountered before, therefore forcing them to think logically about how to overcome a problem with the help of other people. 

Enhances Imagination

There is so much focus around building up academic knowledge that it's easy to forget how important it is to have a big imagination. All of the great academics of our time – including Einstein – have all emphasised how far creativity can take you in life, and there is no better way to build on a child’s imagination than with pretend play.

Our Role Play Panel Range

We supply a wide variety of role play panels that are perfect for helping to improve your child’s cognitive development.


We have several role play panels that can help your child learn more about jobs. Our garage and health centre panels are the most popular, but the post office panel is equally as good a tool for understanding retail situations.


We have a wide range of plain panels that are perfect for encouraging creativity. The whiteboard and chalkboard panels can be used for anything because of the customisation aspect of the materials, whilst the window and double door panels can be linked to create a house.


Our role play panel sets are perfect for schools and nurseries to create large, imaginative play areas. You can choose from our occupations set, our shop set, our home set or our theatre set.

All of our role play panels are linkable, meaning you can align several in a row to create the exact set up you want.

Each panel is suitable for children aged three years and up.

They are made from solid wood to help increase the longevity and the durability of the panels, and each panel is made in the UK.

They come with a five-year warranty.

If you would like more information about our role play panels, please contact us or call 01733 511121.