The Benefits of Open-Ended Toys

An open-ended toy is one that can be played with in many different ways, rather than being limited to a specific type of play. For example, buttons, blocks, cardboard boxes and of course peg dolls are open ended toys. They promote creativity and learning and encourage children to let their imaginations run wild. Open ended toys foster pretend play, cooperative play, and creativity. 

 Jen's Pretty Pegs offers a variety of open-ended toys to foster imaginative play, such as our simple and beautiful Waldorf-style dolls with vibrant solid colored bases and diverse heads, and our popular Woodland Fairy dolls which feature a whimsical design and flower crown but which are intentionally painted without mouths or arms so a child can imagine and determine their expression, mood, personality and behavior.