But, did you know, that what seems like play, is really a lot of work for a child?
Mr. Potato Head fosters imagination, ideation for putting parts to whole and even body awareness and a sense of self?
|Mr. Potato Head is a timeless toy that has many therapeutic benefits!|
|The child must have an idea of where the body parts go in relation to the other parts.|
|The choice of different body parts allow for individuality, which may lead to improved self-esteem.|
|Accessorizing fosters creativity and also may help contribute to self-identity and self-esteem.|
|And, don't forget about the fine motor and visual motor coordination that it takes to assemble all of the parts into the holes!|
|The child was asked to draw a picture of herself.|
|After therapeutic intervention and play, including Mr. Potato Head, this was her self-portrait.|