The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes a general comment ( No. 17 2013) on the child's rights to rest, leisure, play, recreational activities, cultural life and the arts.
The doll is an image of the human being used as a plaything, says the Concise Oxford Dictionary. What an extraordinary statement. An image of the human being! How awake must we be then to the use and the effects of the use of a doll on the young child. An article by Margaret Shaw
Time for Play, Every Day: It's Fun - and Fundamental
ALLIANCE FOR CHILDHOOD FACT SHEET
Child-initiated play lays a foundation for learning and academic success. Through play, children learn to interact with others, develop language skills, recognize and solve problems, and discover their human potential. In short, play helps children make sense of and find their place in the world.