Tag Archives: stuffed animals

The Benefits of Plushy Friends

25 Aug

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Just about every child owns some type of a stuffed, furry companion. From classic teddy bears to exotic animals dressed up in sneakers and bowties, plush toys have been an essential part of children’s play for decades. Explore why stuff animals are important for your child to own and see our suggestions for some new snuggle buddies to add to your little one’s toy collection.

Comfort

Plush toys provide a huggable friend that is always there for your child. Whether they are happy, sleepy, scared, or sad, stuffed animals allow children of all ages to learn self-regulation skills. Huggers Plush Sloth, Wolf, and Panda provide snuggly, friendly hugs, anytime. You simply spread their arms open wide, give a little squeeze, and their arms instantly wrap to give you a hug. Whether your toddler is seeking comfort at bedtime or your preschooler is hugging their soft friend after scraping their knee, it is amazing what a simple hug or cuddle can do for your child’s mood.

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Imaginative Play

Perfect companions for pretend play, stuff animals are great for encouraging your child to engage with his or her imagination. Stuffed animals can bring to life characters from your child’s favorite movies and books extending their stories into bedroom and backyard playtime! The Watermelon Seed with Kroc Set is the perfect example of pairing literacy learning with a fun character plushy. Have the Kroc take a bite of watermelon with every page turn! From tea parties to backyard safaris, stuffed animals are the perfect playtime sidekicks.

Exploration

Children of all ages use toys to discover how the world around them works. Younger children use soft toys to explore their own senses by chewing, touching, crunching, and squeezing their cuddly friends. Older children collect unique animals on zoo trips and museums visits, learning about their behaviors and habits along the way. The Baberoo Sea Turtle Plush provides both soft cuddles and education about endangered species. These furry friends do more than just take up space in your child’s toy bin, they are a reliable, educational playmate!

Stuffed animals are an important part of your child’s playtime, be sure to invest in quality, plushy friends to spark discovery and imaginative exploration in your child!

Picking Out the Perfect Snuggle Buddy!

15 Sep

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Trying to get young children to go to sleep for naptime or bedtime can always be a struggle. Having something as simple as a snuggle buddy can go a long way in expediting the process. If you’re thinking about purchasing the perfect snuggle buddy for your child, we have a four suggestions to give your little one the best plush experience:

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1. Choose the Perfect Animal:

Knowing what your child likes best as far as animal preferences and themes can help narrow down your snuggle buddy selection tremendously! Whether it’s teddy bears, Sesame Street, Curious George, Pusheen Comic Cat, or Paddington Bear, we have a plush pal for everyone!

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 2. Pillow or Plush Blanket?

For infants, soft animal mats can be the way to go as they provide the perfect cozy area for babies to enjoy some quality cuddle time while also providing a snuggle buddy! If your baby caters more to a tactile experience, we suggest the soft Buddy Blankets or Sleepy Sshlumpies. Both options are great for providing children soft textures to feel as they fall asleep.

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3. Enter the Sleepy Sshlumpies Giveaway!

Don’t miss out on our Sleepy Sshlumpies Giveaway this week on Facebook for your chance to win your choice of three Sleepy Sshlumpies: a fox, a dog, or a bunny. These lush blankets also double as cuddly stuffed animals, making them the perfect companions for naptime. Enter by telling us how you get your baby to fall asleep here.

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4. Choose a Special Snuggle Buddy Name:

Once you’ve picked out the perfect snuggle buddy for your child, be sure you help them come up with a name. Naming their animal is a great way to form an attachment and sense of friendship as they learn to settle in for nap time or bedtime with their new friend!

Happy naptime! Don’t forget to share and like your favorite naptime strategy on our Facebook page. 

Huggable, Squeezable Stuffed Animals

2 Feb

Every child needs a favorite toy to cuddle up with on a cold winter’s day. Each child deserves a companion when they’re home sick with the flu. Join us as we count down our favorite cuddly creatures available at Kaplan Toys. Tell us which toy would be your child’s favorite and we just might give away the toy that earns the most votes!

#6: Roly Cocoa Owl

This soft and loveable stuffed toy is great for any young fashionable girl!

Item #: 00527

Price: $19.95 $14.96

#5: Giraffe Baby Mat

This adorable plush giraffe is the perfect addition to any soft cozy area. Toddlers will love to cuddle up for some down time.

Item #: 85623

Price: $45.95

#4: Asthma Friendly Animal Friends

Babies and toddlers will love to squeeze these soft and cuddly asthma and allergy friendly animal friends. Certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Item #: 88065

Price: #35.95

#3: Baby Birds (Set of 4)

Bring nature indoors with this set of 4 baby birds. Each has an authentic baby bird sound provided by Cornell Lab Ornithology.

Item #: 98329

Price: $29.95

#2: Animal Purses (Set of 6)

Make little ones smile with these soft and huggable plush animal toy purses!

Item #: 83807

Price: $32.95

#1: Dazey Piggie Bank

Stash your cash in style! This piggie will be sitting pretty when life calls for a little spending money.
Item #: 00523

Price: $9.95