Having toys for your child to play with is important, it helps their imagination run wild and lets them have the dreams you hope they achieve someday.
Many children will use their toys as a way of creating dreams and aspirations for themselves. Instead of letting your child use the popular toy to impersonate them, give them a stuffable animal that is them. Ok, maybe they will not look exactly like them but embodies them in every way possible.
There are many ways to customize one of our stuffed animals to be your child’s mini-me.
First start with the clothes-you can dress them exactly how your child would dress on a daily basis or dress them in your child’s favorite color.
You can also pick the stuffed animal that you think most directly identifies with your child. For example if you have a child who loves to play at the park and is always climbing around you may want to give them a gorilla. Or if your child is somewhat shy and quiet, you could always get them a cute and cuddly rabbit. Choose the animal that is inside of your child just waiting to come out and play.
One last thing you may want to include with your child’s new friend is a scent. If your child is your little sweetie pie or cupcake make sure to include the cupcake aroma-bearapy.
Make your child’s next stuffed animal is a toy they will want to look up to and idolize as they create their own dreams.
When you were sick as a kid your mom would keep you home from school and give you chicken noodle soup. She would also make sure you were tucked in tight with your favorite stuffed animal. Not because she wanted you to have him but because you wanted to have him. You felt safe and secure when your friend was around. Some kids feel more comfortable around their stuffed animals than they do around other people.
Why do stuffed animals make us feel so secure? They don’t judge us, and they provide comfort. They are there when we need them and they don’t tell us anything we did was wrong. They are the best of all worlds, especially when you have an imagination and can have a conversation with them while playing with your tea set. These reasons are why stuffed animals are great healers as well. They are not doctors or nurses and they do not actually provide medical healing but they do provide metal healing. If there is a sick child in the hospital, chances are they have a stuffed animal nearby. When they want to cry stuffed animals can wipe their tears dry. When they want to be alone, they don’t actually have to be alone.
Stuffed animals can provide more comfort than you could ever describe. This is why children become so attached to their stuffed animals. Being so young children cannot always convoy their emotions to an adult, but a stuffed animal can listen and they can say anything they want, they don’t have to censor their anger or their sadness.
The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut has affected us more than ever. It’s hard to look at a young child, a kindergartener, first-grader, second-grader, see how innocent they are and think their life was taken away in a fashion that was unimaginable until last Friday.
As everyone mourns — parents, relatives and people across the nation – children do too. Parents can look for comfort by hugging their children and keeping them close, but who do children seek comfort in? Their first best friend, and one that never lets them down – their stuffed animals. Much like children are the rock of their parents lives, stuffed animals play a major role in being the rock of their lives.
People know this, and just like how people donated stuffed animals for Superstorm Sandy, people are starting to set up stuffable animal drives for the children and families in Newtown, Conn.
In Hudson, NH, two workers set up a stuffed animal drive through the Someone Who Loves You project.
In a story that appeared that appeared in the Nashua Telegraph, Ashleigh Homon and Jenna Selfridge started the idea when Ashleigh said she wanted to “hug and give teddy bears to all of the children of the school,” Selfridge told the Telegraph.
We certainly feel the same way.
Selfridge said an aunt of Homon’s fiancé “was a volunteer in the Sandy Hook School District for years and have been working together to coordinate the drive,” as read in the newspaper.
Donation centers have been made in multiple states across the country.
Looking for an inexpensive birthday party for your child where his friends and guests can enjoy and take home gifts? How about a stuffable animal birthday party!
Pick a litter of 8-inch stuffed animal kittens for $26.95, add on some apparel for the customizable animals and some accessories and have a fun build a stuffed animal party where everyone can be involved.
The Zoo Factory has the stuffing, plenty of accessories and apparel to make each animal unique while using your child’s creativity to make something he or she can truly call their own. It’s a way to have fun, be creative at a relatively inexpensive price and something you child and truly be proud of. The best part about it, the guests can take home their creations too and will be a birthday party they can remember too!
Check out all the unique animals, apparel, and accessories The Zoo Factory has to offer and make your child’s next birthday party, a stuffable animal birthday extravaganza!
Here are the four kittens that come in our litter for a stuffed animal party!
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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!