Children learn emotional and social skills while playing with realistic pretend play figures, both animals and people. They test the boundaries of their imaginations. During pretend play, they work through problems. Children learn through experience. Sharing and taking turns help children learn self-control. Children learn empathy as they listen to what others have to say and learn to resolve conflicts. While playing together, children can improve their language skills. Bending the figures builds fine motor skills. Pretend Play Figure Dad has painted-on features, a smiling face, posable body, and contemporary clothes.