Why Stuffed Toys are a child’s Best Friend

Friendship is a valuable gift of life and from the beginning of our journey on earth; we are presented with numerous opportunities to befriend everyone we come in contact with. We see many friendly faces, our parents, our siblings, our cousins and then we are introduced to stuffed animals. Children are very much fond of soft toys and especially teddy bears that have the special talent to melt hearts of millions. All children are fascinated by stuffed toys, some play with them, some hit them and others chew on them. During the initial period of childhood, parents buy a variety of toys for their kids.

When children are first introduced to soft toys, they have a curiosity inside them to notice every aspect of it. Gradually, the trusting process begins and a child develops a close relationship with their stuffed animal toys. The extent of their relationship varies from time-to-time. The mood of a child goes through various phases just like the moon. From cranky to happy and from happy to crying and this is when a soft toy or a stuffed toy comes to the rescue to uplift the child’s mood.

A soft obsession comes into play in a child when either a sibling or other kids try to steal or get close to their beloved soft toy. Children are hesitant to share their toys with everyone as sometimes an emotional bond is cultivated between them. And there are chances; the child regularly speaks to his plush stuffed animals. This child’s communication is vital for him because it is through this; he develops strong skills that help him in life later on. Other than that, kids also display a sort of rebellion, when parents don’t put their favorite stuffed toys to their bed. It is definitely a sweet gesture to show concern and this is brilliantly portrayed when children tell their parents to feed the soft toys too, in the same manner, they are fed.

Growing demands, force parents to buy animal toys for kids. You name it and the kids have it. A big elephant, a larger than life teddy bear, all find their suitable place in the kid’s room. Another advantage that children have while playing with soft toys is that it builds confidence in them, building interpersonal skills. Sometimes the unexpected happens in the house and children see a large animated character on TV and are drawn towards it. This attraction slowly grows into greed and they demand large stuffed animals that bear resemblance to the one they saw on TV.

If you think too much TV is spoiling kids, then there is more trouble brewing on the other side of life. Try keeping your children away from the idiot box and there’ll be another addictive thing coming your kid’s way – the internet. Many commodities like t-shirts, jeans, smart phones, groceries and movie tickets are sold online. Parents buy stuffed animals online too because they are far more cheaper and provide huge discounts. Children are exposed to a variety of toys online and the attraction factor plays on their mind. From interactive dolls to mammoth electric cars to super hero toys, everything is just captivating.

 

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2 thoughts on “Why Stuffed Toys are a child’s Best Friend”

  1. I like that you mention how there is often an emotional bond between the child and a stuffed toy. It makes sense that a child that’s always around his or her toy could grow attached to it because he or she can always cry into it or play with it. Thanks for the post; I didn’t realize just how important these toys are to kids so it’s something to consider for my son.


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