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Soft toys are a great way to ensure children have a fun memorable childhood but the impact that having soft, comforting toys can have on children’s wellbeing is enormous. Other than Mum and Dad, the first close relationship a very young child will have is with a fluffy, friendly toy.
However, these are more than just toys to young children. To a child, a stuffed animal is a companion they can interact with and relate to. In turn, children know that the soft toy is understanding and sympathetic, giving them comfort when they are feeling sad or are in trouble.
Stuffed toys let children act out scenarios and explore emotions they don’t fully grasp yet, practice newly learned skills and build their sense of independence. Soft toys help to build character in children.
Small children in particular don’t have much control over their world and what happens around them, which is why a stuffed toy can provide an outlet for their own need for independence. Acting as a parent or mentor to their toys puts kids in charge for a change, helping to develop a sense of confidence and independence in their actions.
Children often role-play with stuffed toys and dolls, acting out various different imaginary scenarios. When children are experiencing emotions they don’t fully understand, especially negative emotions such as anger, jealousy, acting out with their toys can be a safe, positive way to learn to handle their feelings and teach them about control and restraint.
Relationships with siblings, parents and new friends can also benefit from the role-playing children do with their stuffed toys. Through these often uncertain interactions your children learn to empathize and practice behaviors they have seen modeled around them.
Conversations with stuffed animals help children to understand how words and phonetics work. They will also mimic interactions that they have heard and witnessed around them from parents and other family members and do the same on their soft toys, helping small children understand and figure out what different interactions mean.
In older children, you may find that collecting soft toys becomes something of a hobby. They might branch out and start collecting soft exotic animal toys, inspiring an interest in biology or geography which will help them to consider future career and job options.
At Ride On Toys 4 U, we understand the importance of giving children the best head start in life. We are experienced in finding and sourcing high quality soft toys that are the great friends and companions to your children. Giving children the comfort and safety of a soft toy is all part of growing up and we’ve got a great selection to choose from.
Hey Duggee Musical Duggee Soft Toy allows children to press Duggee's hand for music, lights and movement. His ears even flap and move in time with the music and features light-up badges and songs. Duggee is made with super-soft textured fabrics, ideal for extra squeezy hugs.
The Leapfrog Lullaby Lights Lion Soft Toy is perfect for small children seeking a soft, interactive toy that plays songs, phrases and lullabies. The lion has a light up tummy button that displays changing colours. There are five colours on his mane that teach numbers, colours and shapes. Different textures on Lion’s face and paws encourage tactile stimulation and he comes with day and night mode with four sleep timer options to help little ones drift off peacefully.
A Unicorn Soft Toy encourages children to explore colours, songs and texture thanks to the plush fabric. Press the unicorn’s tummy for colour-changing lights, music, songs and fun phrases. The unicorn also plays magical music, encouraging your little one to move around. It features 3 sing-along songs and 15 melodies and helps teach colours, sing-along songs and fine-motor skills.
Creature comforts from Waffle the Wonder Dog, made popular by the Cbeebies TV show will entertain and educate - Waffle is always ready for a cuddle. Waffle the Wonder Dog talks when you press his paw and sings along to the catchy theme song from the show. It’s a perfect toy for very small children, helping to stimulate their senses and encourage them to develop vocal and speech skills.
Parents should never underestimate the value of simple soft toys. They are key to helping children develop their sense of personality along with fine motor skills and learning to control their emotions. Soft toys are also important for children's mental health, helping children discover themselves but enabling them to use their soft toy as someone to talk to if they feel lonely or sad.
Ride On Toys 4 U understand what children need to become happy and healthy adults and source all soft toys directly from the world's leading manufacturers, ensuring the best quality, the best choice and, most important of all, the safest toys in the UK.