Children's toys are for much more than entertainment. While that may be a large part of play, there are so many other benefits that are often overlooked.
A child's imagination is as rich as chocolate and lasts twice as long if it's nurtured. Toys that allow them to become other people, like pirates or pilots or chefs, enable them to experience the world and do things that they wouldn't be able to do on their own. By giving them the toys with which to have these adventures, you're stimulating their imaginations and giving them the freedom to make their own choices in a safe environment. By having these experiences and learning more about the world, they are better able to understand cause and effect, as well as various skills and abilities. Playing with figures also helps them (especially younger kids) with their fine motor skills and object identification. Having a certain amount of power over their choices and environments helps them with understanding their independence and individual abilities while doing so without impacting their real world. Engaging their senses and helping boost their self-concept and self-esteem, toys with which they can become their characters and have amazing adventures are not to be looked over. With these toys, your kids can learn, grow, and have a ton of fun.