Research shows that those children who play with plush toys regularly are able to express themselves quite emphatically and are calmer during stressful situations. Such children are very confident about themselves with positive nature.
Many kids’ education programs include a life like plush toy with which the child can associate. This familiar friendly face is used to make the child perform tasks like sleeping, eating easily. Studies show that if can link a friendly face with the chore you want the child to learn, the child associates the chore with the toy and it becomes easy for the child to learn a new task.
These toys are popular with the children because many of them are made after the images of their favorite character on television and comic books. Plush toys are lifelike and as a result children accept them as friends without question. As a friend the child shares feelings with the toy as though it is doing so with a live person. This helps the child to develop the creative side of the mind. Moreover these toys are good looking and for some it represents a fashion statement.
If there is a bunch of plush toys, the child will form a circle of friends around him. The child will give names to the toys and will include them in any activities that the child performs. Interaction with these toys in the form of action or word is going to improve the social skill of the child. However, this does not mean that the child will continue to treat people like plush toys when the child grows up, or that the toys are going to replace real people in his mind. In fact plush toys will help the child learn how to interact with people.
Plush toys are great for children not only because of their softness, colors, or size and shapes, but because the toys help in their growing process. It can not only stimulate the child’s creative mind but also help the child understand and interpret the world around.
While buying toys for your child check them thoroughly in order to ensure that there is no loose part that can harm the child. Check the size of the toy, it should not be too big for the child or too small for the child, it should be about 70% of the child’s size. As a toy plush toys can be a learning tool for the child and that is why buying a toy is no child’s play.