Mermaid Fancy Dress Costume for Kids
Imagine your little child in this adorable fancy dress costume, looking like Princess Ariel. At this remarkable price, how can you resist? These days, there are lots of fancy dress ideas for kids. Baby Knows Best has a great range covering virtually every generic occupation for girls and boys, from a doctor to a construction worker, policewoman to a nurse. Then we have a range of comic book Superheroes, and of course Halloween costumes.
Dressing up in order to act out roles helps develop lots of skills. First, in taking on that role, your child is thinking about how that character would act and speak. If it is a film character, they will be remembering lines from the film. Musicals are great for this, as they will know the words to the songs even if they don’t fully understand the meaning.
When children play together, they have to decide who will play who. Who will be the goody and who will be the baddy? What will the rules of engagement be? With a boy and a girl, it isn’t really important who plays the doctor and who plays the nurse, but you must let them decide. It is their pretend world, not yours and gender is not an issue at this age (see my blog on Good Parenting).
Children often pick heroes as their role models, not necessarily superheroes like Spider-man or Wonder-woman, but those everyday heroes who put out fires, make sick people better. They may tell you that’s what they want to be when they grow up. Already they are thinking about what that job entails and it is sparking their imagination further.
So encouraging your child to dress up and play at being their favourite character will help their cognitive skills, vocabulary, creativity, as well as keeping them active. For more information on this, see my blog on Cosplay.
Dress Length: Ankle-Length
Material: Polyester and Spandex
Shipping: Free for orders $12, €11 or £10
Age: 2yrs up to 6yrs
Components: Mermaid skirt and top