In addition, children learn important social skills when playing with dolls. By playing "house" with a father, mother, and child – or other family structures – they imitate experiences from their everyday lives while role-playing. In role play, children take on the role of the parent while the doll represents themselves. The young ones learn to put themselves in the caretaker's role, practise empathy and social togetherness, and learn to process feelings and experiences. At the same time, children practise assuming responsibility and treating people with kindness. This is particularly helpful when a young sibling is on the way or already there. Last but not least, playing with dolls trains motor skills when taking the dolls' clothes on and off, changing their diaper, feeding them, pushing them around in a pram, or carrying them – and this is perfect for the development of both fine and gross motor skills!