Happy, well rounded and making the most of who they are – we all want our kids to become the best they can be. Toys that help them grow academically are easy to spot, but picking out toys to nurture emotional traits can be a touch trickier. Here’s where Little People toys shine! By creating kid-sized versions of real-life experiences, Little People toys are made for exploring and sharing to bring out the kind, helpful, and compassionate qualities you already see shining through in your little person.
Little People playsets help toddlers discover so much about themselves and how people interact every day. Like when they hear the treehouse play songs and phrases about good friends Tessa and Jack and how much they love playing together. Toddlers want a chance to act that out with the toy and through their play, they really think about how to share and take turns. Then when they’re with their real playmates, they’ll remember this thoughtfulness and be well on their way to understanding it’s more fun when everyone gets a chance to play.
Playing in the Little People world with Eddie™, Mia®, and the rest of the gang is a hands-on way for your child to learn about being a caring friend, a kind neighbor, and an active community member. Little animal lovers can discover how good it feels to help a four-legged friend find his fur-ever home, or how much work Farmer Jed puts in to raising happy and healthy animals. Acting out these stories lets kids put themselves in someone else’s shoes and starts them thinking about how to use their passions to make a difference.
As kids play, they can explore new situations, re-live familiar ones, and imagine all the parts they can play in their community as they grow. Whether they’re figuring out what it means to be an everyday hero to our four-legged friends, helping Taxi Driver Ryan get his passengers to their destination, or going on exciting rescue missions with Firefighter Erika and Firefighter Karson, playing with Little People toys is a natural way to see how important it is – and how good it feels! – to help others.
Dr. Deborah Weber, Ph.D., Director,
Early Childhood Development Research