Toy animals can be found in just about every child’s playroom. But have you ever wondered why? Humans have put animals in their stories since the dawn of time. We see this in ancient cave paintings, folklore, and statues, not to mention the movies and video games of today. Kids are drawn to their unique characteristics – like superspeed and big, long ears – much like superheroes in colorful costumes.
Whether they are realistic or have human-like qualities, these beloved animal toys give kids a sense of comfort while inspiring imaginative play. They’re also great for teaching kids about empathy, compassion, and social skills! Isn’t that incredible? There’s more to your Li’l Woodzeez friends than you might think.
Here’s why children love animal toys, and all the reasons you should love them, too!