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More Princesses! More Queens!
cap, captain miss america
teaberryblue
I always find it fascinating what conversations or posts really seem to spur dialogue and what ideas they inspire. In yesterday's post, a couple people brought up make-believe stuff and what they played at as kids, so I would like to invite you all to talk about what kinds of things you liked to make believe about when you were a child. I've made another poll, just to help people start thinking about these things, because I think it sometimes takes some memory-jogging. Tell me what some of your most beloved make-believes were when you were a kid! I am going to leave mine out for now and will probably talk about them to people in the comments once the discussion gets going, or I will post more about them later.

When you were a kid, did your "make-believe" playtime more frequently involve:

Pretending you were someone or something else
12(21.1%)
Playing out stories with dolls, toys, or other objects
19(33.3%)
Actually "telling," drawing, or writing down stories
2(3.5%)
A cross between the first two-- I would act things out with my toys or pretend my toys were talking to me.
18(31.6%)
Something else I will describe in the comments
6(10.5%)

When you played make-believe with dolls, toys, or other objects, were the dolls or toys mostly:

Whatever they actually were (a baby doll was a baby, a tow truck was a tow truck, a seashell was a seashell)
16(29.1%)
Something different from what they looked like (a baby doll was a pie, a tow truck was a pony, a seashell was a princess)
3(5.5%)
Somewhere in the middle--like a tow truck was a tow truck with a character background, family, and personality, or a baby doll was an adult person.
36(65.5%)
Something else I will describe in the comments
0(0.0%)

When you played out make-believe with your toys, did you play make-believe with:

Large Dolls (Baby dolls, American Girls type dolls, Cabbage Patch Kids, etc)
0(0.0%)
Fashion Dolls (Barbie, Maxxie, Xuxa, Bratz etc)
0(0.0%)
Other Small Dolls (Strawberry Shortcake, Lady Lovely Locks, Herself the Elf, etc)
0(0.0%)
Paper Dolls
0(0.0%)
Other Doll-type toys (action figures, Little People, Lego people, miniatures, scale models)
0(0.0%)
Stuffed animals
0(0.0%)
Anthropomorphic Toy Animals (Calico Critters, Sylvanian Families, etc)
0(0.0%)
Other Toy Animals (Plastic Zoo Animals, Dinosaurs, etc)
1(1.8%)
Toy vehicles (cars, trucks, planes)
1(1.8%)
Other Toy Objects (Board game pieces, toy food, toy cash registers...remember this question is asking if you acted out scenes between those toys, so not if you used them when you were playing at being something)
0(0.0%)
Objects not intended to be toys that looked like toys (figurines, artwork)
0(0.0%)
Objects not intended to be toys that didn't look like toys (seashells, rocks, forks)
0(0.0%)

When you pretended to be someone or something, did you play with:

Costumes
1(2.0%)
Makeup
1(2.0%)
Toy Props (toy musical instuments, toy weapons, etc)
0(0.0%)
Other items in the place of toy props (Cardboard tube for sword, etc)
7(13.7%)
Real props
1(2.0%)

Did you prefer to play make-believe:

Alone
35(61.4%)
With other children
20(35.1%)
With adults
2(3.5%)

Which of these scenarios did you play when playing make-believe?

High Fantasy (fairies, wizards, knights, etc)
3(5.3%)
Science Fiction (outer space, time-travel, etc)
0(0.0%)
Grown-up Scenarios (Teacher, News Reporter, Paying The Bills, etc)
0(0.0%)
"House" (domestic play)
0(0.0%)
Kid Scenarios (Going To Camp, Going to School, etc)
0(0.0%)
TV, Movie, or Book characters
0(0.0%)
Historical Eras (Ancient Egyptians, Wild West, etc)
0(0.0%)
Something else I will describe in the comments
1(1.8%)