This toy line today comes in all shapes and colors. Ponies and horses are still popular among the potty trainable set, but the selection is amazing. A big fluffy lamb, a pink pony, a green dinosaur or a multi colored butterfly are a few of the creatures that can rock with your child leading the way. Little ones will have a great time riding on their rocking creature.
Playing with toys is important to child development. The toy teaches gross and fine motor skills. It builds strength and coordination. Every small skill that a toddler masters builds confidence. Keeping a little one active is a good way to get kids tired and establish regular sleeping times.
Pretending is important to the emotional development of a child. Riding on their elephant a child can pretend she is at the circus under the big top. A little boy riding his dinosaur might pretend he is big and strong and can roar really loudly. Using toys as a tool to build imagination is also helpful to the intellect of a small child.
When infants are fussy they are often calmed with mommy holding them in a rocker. The motion is soothing. Sometimes parents of infants and toddlers will take their crying little one for a short ride in the car. Again, the motion is soothing and often effectively induces a nap. Small children like motions they make under their own steam too.
Stop by any public playground and you will usually see a riding animal secured to a large spring that has been cemented into the ground. As they run onto the playground, toddlers make their way over to this item. They see something their own size, something they might be able to do without an adult helping them. They will not be able to get to the top of that tall slide without help, but that funny animal on a spring is made just for the little ones.
The holidays will be here soon. Your special little person would love a plush rocking animal. Long, long ago most little kids were photographed on a real pony that someone took from house to house for a photo op. Now you can take a digital picture of your little one on a purple unicorn and email it to all your family and friends.
Be sure to buy a plush rocking horse or unicorn or dinosaur that fits the child. A dinosaur that is too tall could cause an injury. The selection is fun and colorful. Find one that you think will suit the preferences of your little one as he or she rides down that imaginary road.
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