Posted by Patricia on 1/2/2013 to Baby Care
Children will play with a number of different toys during their formative years, but few of these toys will provide the social and psychological benefits of a plush toy or stuffed animal. Before a child has fully developed their verbal communication skills, playing is often their method for expressing themselves. Not only can a stuffed animal provide a safe and trusted outlet for the child's growing emotional base, but they provide a confidante, a friend that will help them explore their new world. Child psychologists have always used plush toys as a tool for working with children who have emotional and mental disorders that range from clinically complex conditions like hyperactivity and trauma to dealing with the basic nightmare.