Before you go ahead and assume that dolls are a gendered toy, you might want to think again. Children benefit greatly from having a bag full of ones in their hands, not only for imaginative play but for developing social and emotional skills as well. That said, how do you find the right one for your child—especially when there are so many options to choose from? When it comes to dolls, there’s no one-size-fits-all. Nevertheless, there are many options to suit kids of all ages. Continue reading “Baby Dolls For Toddlers That Aren’t Annoying or Nightmare-Inducing” »
In today’s culture, there are definitely thoughts and beliefs for how children should play and what they should play with. The media, society, and toy manufacturers expect boys to play with cars, balls, and blocks, and girls to play with dolls, kitchens, and dress-up clothes. It is important for children to have the opportunity to play with a variety of toys and participate in a variety of activities. Continue reading “How does playing with dolls help a child’s development?” »
Some of the oldest toys children have ever played with are dolls. These toys have endured through human history for a good reason. They are a representation of the child themselves, and allow for a child to gain a greater understanding of themselves as well as those around them. Continue reading “What do toddlers learn from playing with dolls?” »
Children love playing with dolls. Dolls are their first playmates, and thus this friendship tends to go on for a while, especially for girls. There is no specific age to stop playing with, or loving, dolls. It honestly matters on the child’s perspective of dolls and how much they are attached to dolls. Continue reading “At what age do children stop playing with dolls?” »
Your child should continue to sleep with their plushies as long as he likes it! Children have their own schedule for growing up and its much slower than some adults have the patience for. Continue reading “When should a child stop playing with stuffed animals?” »
Stuffed animals are a universal staple of any child’s bedroom. In fact, if a child has only one toy, it’s likely to be a stuffed animal. From tigers to penguins to dogs to elephants, the fluffy dolls come in all shapes and sizes to suit nearly any taste. Even in an age of fancy LEGO sets and flashy electronic toys, stuffed animals haven’t lost their kid appeal. Here’s why your child is crazy for teddy bears and stuffed animals. Continue reading “Are stuffed animals good for kids?” »
Kids play make-believe because it’s fun, but did you know that imaginative play is also a vital component of normal child development and should be encouraged? Continue reading “What are the benefits of imaginative play in early years?” »
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