Occupational costumes make great Halloween dress up choices as well. Giving your child the chance to pretend to be an adult authority or other figure gives him a small glimpse into what grown up life might actually be like without any of the real pressure that goes along with it. Whether for Halloween or just for your child's dress up trunk, occupational costumes are a fun and exciting costume choice that your child will enjoy playing with year round.
Even the youngest toddlers have big dreams and ideas about how they will fit into the adult world when they grow up. Watching adults and learning from what they see in the grown up world teaches kids how to assimilate themselves into society as they mature. Kids begin to formulate ideas about the roles and function of grown ups as they discover many parts of the adult world that interest as well as fascinate them. Kids love to pretend and role-play various occupations and figures from society and this becomes an important part of a child's imaginative playtime routine. Occupational figures such as policemen, firemen, bus drivers, school teachers, race car drivers and doctors are just a few of the many societal roles your child may be interested in pretending to "be" during his playtime. It's fun for your child to play dress up and to use this time to imagine what it may be like to be grown up and to have an adult job. This creative playtime is practically a rite of passage for most kids and although their interests are likely to change many times over throughout their childhood, it's a great way for your child to have fun while learning things about the world at the same time.