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If you ever visit a small child's bedroom you'll likely discover a big collection of stuffed animals. If you visit that same child's room a few years later, you'll still see some stuffed animals, and likely one or two you encountered on your initial visit some years ago. Fast forward to the college years, and it's more than likely you'll still find a few of those favorite stuffed animals.
For many the love of stuffed animals is learned during childhood and continues into adolescence and even adulthood. This appeal of so many of us seem to have for kids' stuffed toys also includes steadfast toy collectors who make money from vintage and rare stuffed animals.
For children, that stuffed animal is a friend who goes everywhere with them -- a little piece of home when in strange surroundings and reassurance in scary places. Here are a few more wonderful uses for stuffed animals:
* They can go on a field trip, camping expedition, or sleepover party without having to ask for permission.
* They may accompany children to the doctor or hospital.
* They can be taken on any airplane, ship, or bus without passengers complaining about the noise.
* They love to play pretend.
* They are the one kind of dog that mom and dad won't mind having at the dinner table.
* They can help children sleep at night when the nightlight is finally being retired.
* They are wonderful for budding veterinarians to ply their imaginary trade.
* They can take their baths in the washing machine and don't need expensive shampoos or grooming.
* They will go to bed when the children go to bed. (And parents won't mind having them sleeping up on the bed, either.)
* They will get up when the children will get up.
* They always understand and never talk back, no matter how tough things may get at home.
It's quite clear by now that stuffed animals have many uses beyond being a toy, and for children they're second only to that security blanket some still like to keep in the car past seven years of age. Of course, there is a time when children do outgrow even their beloved stuffed toy, yet it's interesting that they never throw it away. Perhaps it's given away or passed down to the next generation, but it rarely, if ever, goes into the trash. In fact, some go to great lengths to repair these reminders of happy childhood days.
Children not only love stuffed toys, advertisers love them as well. Manufacturing stuffed animals and is quite inexpensive, and companies are always on the lookout for great giveaway ideas. Can you think of a better way to engage hearts of the next generation of consumers than by giving them a gift they can snuggle and play with?
Whether you're looking for a give for a small child, an college bound child, or your loved one on Valentine's Day, giving a stuffed animals says "I love you" and they bring back childhood memories. Keeping stuffed animals around seems to be connected to these happy memories, so it isn't surprising that so many dating couples are fond of exchanging these tokens of affection.