Research shows that those children who regularly play with soft toys are able to express themselves quite emphatically and are calmer during stressful situations. These children are very confident in themselves with a positive nature.
Many children’s educational programs include a soft toy-like life that the child can associate with. This familiar and friendly face is used to make the baby do tasks such as sleeping, eating easily. Studies show that if you can connect a friendly face with the task you want the child to learn, the child associates the task with the toy and it becomes easy for the child to learn a new task.
These toys are popular with children because many of them are made following images of their favorite character on television and in comics. Soft toys are lifelike and as a result children accept them as friends without a doubt. As a friend, the child shares feelings with the toy as if he were doing it with a living person. This helps the child develop the creative side of the mind. Plus these toys are beautiful and for some they make a fashion statement.
If there is a bunch of soft toys, the baby will form a circle of friends around him. The child will name the toys and include them in all the activities the child does. Interaction with these toys in the form of actions or words will improve the child’s social skills. However, this does not mean that the child will continue to treat people like plush toys when he grows up, or that the toys will replace the real people in his mind. In fact, the soft toys will help the child learn to interact with people.
Plush toys are great for babies not only because of their softness, colors or sizes and shapes, but also because they help in their growing process. It can not only stimulate the child’s creative mind, but also help the child understand and interpret the surrounding world.
When buying toys for your baby, check them carefully to make sure there are no moving parts that could harm the baby. Check the size of the toy, it should not be too big for the baby or too small for the baby, it should be about 70% of the baby’s size. As a toy, soft toys can be a learning tool for the child which is why buying a toy is not child’s play.