As our little ones grow out of the infancy stage, and they come to the realization that the world no longer revolves around them , they usually form an attachment/ bond to a favorite blanket, stuffed animal or something that provides the comfort and warmth that they need, but cannot necessarily have on demand. Psychologists call this a “Transitional Love Object”, or TLO. Children cling to their TLO completely aware that it does not provide food, like the mother does, but does provide comfort as a sort of mother substitute. Our baby Novalee is 15 months old and carries her security blanket every where and My Niko has his little pal that he keeps with him at all times. I can tell you his little friend has seen better days and definitely on its last strings. We have tried other substitutes but with no success until we were sent a HideAway Pet, hip, hip, hurray,we have a winner!! Niko loves his new found fury, rolly polly friend! Along with the TLO factor we also believe that developing your child’s imagination by encouraging their self-expression, play, even day dreaming, has great benefits to their life. This is why we love these “funtastic” little HideAway Pet critters!!
How To Build Your Child’s Imagination With HideAway Pets!
- Imagination improves learning- By encouraging a child’s self-expression, play, even day dreaming, helps to develop their imagination and has tremendous benefits to their life.
- Downtime- No video games or watching TV enables children to entertain themselves helping them to unleash their creativity effectively because it makes them think.
- Story time- Storytelling it’s a great way to combine family time and creativity by making up stories and telling them to the kids. This is another great way to get your child’s creative juices flowing.
- Be encouraging- Allow children to explore the world through their own eyes. Encourage them by getting down on the floor and playing with them in there make-believe towns, racetracks, castles etc..also be supportive of their TLO’s. If they want you to give their imaginary friend a hug & a kiss do so, even tuck their stuffed animal friend in bed with them at night and wish them both sweet dreams, then they’ll realize it’s OK to be little bit interesting.
I’m sure you’ve seen the TV commercial and if your anything like us then you walk around the house through the day singing their catchy jingle, “That’s what you get with a HideAway Pet” Did that ring a bell? Are you singing along with me now?..lol?? With Hideaway pets your child is sure to find his or her new best friend, I know my Niko has!! Not only that but they help to build a healthy lifestyle by providing a sense of security, promoting a child’s creativity and imaginary play and enhancing their motor skills. Because Niko’s old friend was no longer repairable we were super excited when we received the Persian Kitten now named Gus. He took to it like glue and it is now his new running buddy. Look how adorable it actually is. Niko keeps the front tag on Gus for it’s tags, loving that!
These pets are so unique because they are super playfully and versatile. Kids can play with them like a normal stuffed animal then at nap or bed time they can easily roll them up and hide them away. Best of all they can use the special Hideaway snaps to roll them up like a ball or play catch with it indoors. Yes indeed parents, these awesome Hideaway critters are so lightweight & super soft they’re safe for indoor play. As you can clearly see, Niko loves his HideAway Pet and when it’s all curled up, he then uses his newly found fury friend as a plush pillow. There are 7 cuddly characters to adopt & collect,
Nikos has so much fun and has formed a fabulous bound with his HideAway Pet. I love watching him using his creativity & imaginary skills as he is talking, playing and tucking Gus in at bedtime. Both my kids just love HideAway Pets!! We definitely need to get a second one for our little Miss Novalee. Even though Niko loves sharing his new friend Gus with his baby sister, because she is 15 months old, teething and puts everything in her mouth he doesn’t want her slobbering all over it, too cute!!
Hey friends check this out, HideAway Pets are now available in major retail stores including Walmart, Target, Kmart, and Toys R Us, how fabulous is this? For more information on how you can own a HideAway Pet of your very own head on over to their website! Being social is the way to go be sure to stay up to date on all their latest & greatest by following them on Twitter and of course Facebook!