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  • Tips For Throwing A Successful Stuffed Animal Party

    As your little one is approaching their next birthday, you want to start thinking of a theme and a fun activity that everyone will enjoy. A stuffed animal party would be a wonderful option to choose this year. At The Zoo Factory you can throw a party with 8-inch, 16-inch, or themed stuffed animals. As you prepare for your child’s next birthday, we have a few tips for throwing the party of the year!

    Have enough stuffed animals for everyone

    If a child RSVP’s that they cannot come and shows up randomly at your door, you want to make sure that they can be included in the day’s activities. Accidents can always happen, especially with young children around. We recommend having a couple extra animals on hand, just in case there is any sort of mishap!

    Have a variety of stuffed animals to choose from

    When it comes to choosing stuffed animals, having a variety of options on hand is always best! Every child is different, so give them a chance to show off their individuality with plenty of different stuffed animal options to choose from. Remember, all girls don’t like ponies and all boys don’t love frogs. Have some different options for the kids to choose from so no one goes home disappointed.

    Play stuffed animal-inspired games

    Once each child has their own stuffed animal, then it’s time to have some fun. Put together some games for the children to play, such as hide and seek or an animal fashion show. If you’re short of ideas, then check out one of our most recent blog posts about the different kinds of games kids can play with their stuffed animals.

    Have fun!

    There is a lot that goes into planning a great birthday party, but the most important thing to remember is to have fun! This is an exciting and special day for your child, one that will stand out in their memory for years to come. Relax and enjoy yourself and the smiles on all of the kids’ faces as they celebrate your little one’s big day.

    Start planning your stuffed animal party with The Zoo Factory today! View our party packages online and search our site for animals that your kids will love.

     

  • Celebrate National Dog Day with a Stuffed Animal Dog

    stuffable dogDogs come with a ton of responsibility for the entire family. And if your young child has been begging you to get a family dog, but you just aren’t quite ready yet, that’s ok! Instead of celebrating National Dog Day with a real dog this year, why not pick out an adorable, stuffable one instead?

    Children hold stuffed animals. They hug them and squeeze them tight when they’re scared. They bring them to the park. They take them for car rides. They watch movies and snuggle with them. Children do just about everything with a stuffed animal, as they would with a real pet. With this being said, stuffed animal dogs are excellent ways to help your little one learn the responsibilities of taking care of a real dog.

    Real dogs need to eat, go to the bathroom, drink, stay healthy, stay active, be cared for, shown affection, and treated with kindness. These responsibilities might sound easier than your little one thinks, however, caring for a real puppy requires just as much attention as caring for a newborn. Unfortunately, these responsibilities can’t be met by just your little one at such a young age. They need to learn and grow themselves in order to help a dog grow up to be healthy and happy.

    If your child is not ready to take on this huge responsibility of caring for another life, or if he or she is allergic to dogs, bring home a stuffed animal to give them the satisfaction of owning a dog in one form or another. You can help your child learn the basics of owning a dog and everything that’s involved including feeding, bathing, walking, and taking the pet outside.

    Surprise your little one with a stuffed animal dog, big or small, on National Dog Day August 26th. You can help your son or daughter learn the basics of caring for a real dog through an adorable stuffed animal by using the stuffed animal as an example while you discuss properly feeding, bathing, walking, training and raising a real dog.

    We have so many adorable options to choose from, The Zoo Factory is the perfect place to pick up your child’s stuffable pet. Who knows, you might just end up with more than one!

  • How To Have Fun This Summer Vacation

    Summer vacation is here! There will be days spent by the pool, and in front of the TV, and hopefully playing outside in the yard. Summertime is a break from the classroom, homework, and any schoolyard drama that is hard to deal with during the year. For a lot of kids, the summer is a great time to recharge, relax, and just worry about having fun for a change.

    But even the summer is time spent distracted, forgetting almost everything they’ve learned the year before, you can still keep your kids engaged this summer. Exercise both their bodies and their minds, and those first few weeks back at school in the fall won’t be so bad.

    If you’re running out of activities to do that are both interesting and educational for your kids, consider a make-your-own stuffed animal kit from The Zoo Factory.

    These projects, which come in all shapes and sizes, from classic teddy bears to cats, and dogs to pillow pets, require no sewing, and can teach your kids about following directions and the value of working on something with your hands. At the end of the process, they’ll have a finished product that they can keep, and when they look at it, they’ll remember that they made it themselves. How cool!

    Like we said, the summers can cause a little brain lethargy and, after about a week, it’s hard to come up with interesting, new activities to keep your kids entertained. Try a make-your-own stuffed animal kit from The Zoo Factory to shake things up! The best part is your kids will learn a thing or two throughout the process. For more information about any of the products we offer or to order yours, contact us today!

  • Who said stuffed animals aren’t important?

    Check out this story in the Boston Herald in early June about a Boston transit train that was halted, during rush hour, after a fallen stuffable animal fell on the tracks.

    Exiting the Orange Line train at the Green Street Station in Jamaica Plain, little 3-year old Riley dropped her bunny stuffable animal, Nummy, on the tracks during a busy 5:30 p.m. commute. Nummy, Riley’s first ever stuffed animal and first ever friend, was now in jeopardy of being run over.

    “Everyone saw it. You could hear this huge gasp,” Nummy’s grandmother and Riley’s mother Casey Carey-Brown told the Boston Herald.

    With screams and cries for help from scared Riley, Casey took a shot in the dark and told Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority worker about the incident.

    “I really expected her to say: ‘No, I’m sorry. It’s rush hour. There’s nothing that can be done,’” Casey told the Boston Herald. “And, that would be the end of the story.”

    But what happened next was simple. The attendant phoned ahead to another attendant, who phoned the conductor of the oncoming train in Nunny’s path. The train stopped and the conductor got out and placed Nummy on the edge of the platform for Riley to never let go of again.

    Listen to the MBTA calls ahead to the conductor here, courtesy of the Jamaica Plain Patch.

    Simply incredible.  What would you do if your children's stuffable animal was in danger of being killed?

    Casey Carey-Brown blogs about her life with her daughter Riley, who she calls Roozle, and her wife Michelle, in “Life with Roozle.”

  • Welcome to our blog!

    Hello everybody and welcome to The Zoo Factory's Blog! Here you will find interesting factoids about our stuffable animals, gift ideas, special features and industry related news, so make sure you check back often to see what new we have in store.

    We one of the largest inventory of 8-inch and 15-inch stuffable animals available on the web.

    Here's how it works. Purchase what precious stuffed animal you want, choose the stuffing and accessories, and start building your friendly stuffable animal! Your child will love their custom stuffed animal, watching them "come to life" while filling the animal with the cotton stuffing. They'll feel more bonded with their special friend actually making them.

    Get them away from the video games and build a stuffed animal!

    So browse our inventory and choose what cutie your child will fall in love with and check back with more news from The Zoo Factory!

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