Morphoses x Giochi Preziosi
June 10, 2024

Nurturing Emotional Intelligence and Empathy through Amicicci Play

Once upon a time, in a world brimming with possibilities, parents embarked on a quest to nurture the soft skills of their children. They sought a treasure that would unlock the hidden potential within their little ones, and they discovered a doll called Amicicci. Join us as we delve into the captivating realm of doll play and witness firsthand how it can awaken emotional intelligence and empathy in children.

In a cozy corner of a child's room, imagination took flight. Little Emma, her eyes sparkling with excitement, gathered her favorite dolls around her. Each doll had a unique personality and story waiting to be explored. As Emma engaged in pretend play, she created scenarios where her dolls experienced a range of emotions, from joyous laughter to comforting tears. Through these magical moments, Emma is practicing empathy —the ability to understand and share the feelings of others - without even knowing it!

As Emma's parents observed her captivating playtime, they marveled at the transformation unfolding before their eyes. Doll play had become a gateway to emotional intelligence and empathy. Emma's doll, became her trusted friend, teaching her the value of soft skills. The doll ignited her imagination, allowing her to walk in different shoes and view the world from various perspectives. Through this enchanting journey, Emma's soft skills bloomed, laying a strong foundation for her future interactions.

In addition, the Amicicci collection offers dolls of different colours and designs, creating a beautiful pattern of diversity and inclusion for your children's play. Exposing them to dolls representing different nationalities, cultures and appearances promotes empathy and understanding, allowing children to appreciate the uniqueness of each individual and embrace the similarity of emotions. Through these diverse dolls, your children can embark on imaginative journeys, explore new cultures and customs, and develop a global perspective that will cultivate their emotional intelligence and compassion, making play not only fun but also an enriching experience that prepares them for a more accepting and interconnected world.

Curious about the profound impact of doll play, Emma's parents embarked on a quest to uncover the scientific secrets. Their search led them to the remarkable research conducted by Cardiff University. The researchers found that doll play activates brain regions associated with social information processing and empathy (Whitty, 2020). Also, a study showed that children were practicing social cognitive skills more effectively with dolls (Hashmi, Vanderwert, Price & Gerson, 2020). Dolls enable pretend play, creating a safe environment that allows children to explore new roles and behaviors. This is achieved through the act of embodying those roles and behaviors through the doll. Simply put, it is easier for children to assign emotions and 'try them out' with a doll rather than with themselves.

Come, let us eavesdrop on Emma's enchanting doll play session

Emma cradled her favorite doll in her arms. Looking into doll’s eyes, she noticed a glimmer of sadness. Emma's heart filled with empathy as she gently whispered, "Don't worry. I'm here for you." She carefully listened to the doll’s imaginary worries and offered comforting words, allowing her to feel heard and understood. Through these tender moments, Emma not only enriched her doll's world but also honed her own emotional intelligence and empathy.

Dear parents, in the realm of soft skills, dolls hold extraordinary power. Through doll play, children like Emma embark on a transformative journey, where they learn to recognize emotions, cultivate empathy, and navigate the intricacies of human connections. As you join this enchanting adventure, remember that every doll carries the potential to awaken the soft skills within your child. So, embrace the magic of doll play and witness the blossoming of emotional intelligence and empathy in your little ones.

And so, the story of Amicicci dolls and their wondrous effect on soft skills continues, capturing the hearts and minds of parents and children forever.

References: Hashmi S, Vanderwert RE, Price HA and Gerson SA (2020) Exploring the Benefits of Doll Play Through Neuroscience. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 14:560176. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.560176