Put Together the Perfect Costume Box
Jump-start your child's imagination by stocking his dress-up wardrobe with this simple, versatile gear.
- Old clothes and shoes: Include things that are easy for toddlers to put on without help, such as bathrobes and wide-neck shirts.
- Scarves: Colorful scarves and bandannas can easily be turned into a cape or a blanket for a doll.
- Purses and lunchboxes: Toddlers love packing and unpacking any kind of container. Plus, carrying a bag helps them pretend to go to a job or to school.
- Hats and accessories: In your child's eyes, headgear alone is a very convincing costume. Hats signify so many different characters, so the possibilities are endless.
Originally published in the February 2009 issue of Parents magazine.