A child shares an everlasting bond with his stuffed toys, especially the ones that he received at a very early age. The toy becomes an extension of the child's emotions. He shares everything with his stuffed buddy, whether it's a happy moment or a sad one. A stuffed toy is witness to everything that a child experiences. Children feel a deep sense of companionship and an extremely strong emotional bond with their stuffed toys. The level of confidence that a child feels in the company of his stuffed toy is awesome. Stuffed animals help children feel safe, secure and when they are alone provide them with a sense of 'being wanted'.
Stuffed animals have been around in history for a very long time, dating back to the19th century. The advent of the home-made dolls made out of cloth and stuffed with raw can be traced back to 1830. The modern term 'taxidermy' comes from the ancient craft of stuffing the skins of hunted animals for use as 'stuffed animals'. With the new innovations and advances in science and technology, this process has been replaced with synthetic materials to produce stuffed animal toys. The very first enterprise that engaged in the production of stuffed animal toys was the 'Steiff' company, located in Giengen an der Brenz, Germany in the year 1880.
According to modern psychology, holding and petting stuffed animals toys can have a calm and soothing effect on children. There is a huge variety of stuffed animal toys available in the market these days. Therefore, it is important to choose the right kind of stuffed animal for a child or an adult. A prior check of the individual's favorite animals or preferred material would assist you in making the right decision. Nowadays, stuffed animals are available for almost every occasion. Below, is the list of stuffed toys for some occasions and holidays:
1.Christmas & Winter Season: Holly Hillside Snowman, Big Shiver the Christmas Mouse, Holly Hillside Santa.
2.Hanukkah: Happy Hanukkah the Teddy Bear, Dreidel the Happy Hanukkah Musical Dog.
3.Easter: Flappy Jumbo the Easter Duck, Babette the Pink Easter Bunny, Bobtail the Easter Bunny.
However, there are a lot of children who do not have the pleasure of owed or playing with these stuffed animal toys. These kids are either orphans or their families are not able to afford such luxuries for them. It would be a nice gesture if you could donate some stuffed animals to your town / city's local orphanage. You can also distribute them to kids what you know will not be able to afford them. Not only it will bring smile and joy in their lives, it would give you a great sense of gratification too.
Stuffed animal toys come in various sizes ranging from 12 to 18 inches to a massive jumbo size of 90 inches. The size of the stuffed animal toy should always be selected depending upon the person, their likes and dislikes and the space that can easily be allocated to the toy. A thoughtful and well suited gift will always bring a smile to the recipient and it will stay there for a long time to come.