Melissa & Doug Barn Buddies Hand Puppets, 6-Pack
Last updated date: July 21, 2021
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This Barn Buddies set features six adorable hand puppets made from soft, washable plush material. They're perfect for teaching about farm life and will provide children (and their parents) with hours of imaginative, rewarding play.
In our analysis, the Melissa & Doug Melissa & Doug Barn Buddies Hand Puppets, 6-Pack placed 1st when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
From The Manufacturer
ENTERTAINING PUPPET SET: The Melissa & Doug Barn Buddies Hand Puppets set contains 6 soft hand puppets, including a cow, sheep, horse, duck, chicken, and a pig; an insert in the package serves as a puppet theater. SOFT CUDDLY MATERIAL: Our fuzzy hand-puppet set is made from soft plush material that not only encourages cuddle time but is washable for easy cleanup. SIZED FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS: This hand-puppets set has been sized to fit children and most adults. Kids learn motor skills, hand-eye coordination, communication skills, self-confidence, and more. GIFT FOR KIDS 2 TO 6: These puppets make an exceptional gift for kids ages 2 to 6. Add the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Puppet Theater to round out the pretend play experience and give kids another engaging option for screen-free fun. “THE GOLD STANDARD IN CHILDHOOD PLAY”: For more than 30 years, Melissa & Doug has created beautifully designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that NBC News called “the gold standard in early childhood play.” 100% HAPPINESS GUARANTEE: We design every toy to the highest quality standards, and to nurture minds and hearts. If your child is not inspired, give us a call and we'll make it right. Our phone number is on every product!
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An Overview On Puppets
Old-fashioned toys can’t be beat. Hand puppets, for instance, are wonderful teaching tools that help children with their communication abilities, motor skills, self-confidence and hand-eye coordination. Puppets also fire up the imagination and aid with emotional and social development.
You’ll find several major styles of puppets available, including finger puppets, mitt puppets and sock puppets. You’ll also find common themes when shopping for puppets, such as animals, popular TV or movie characters and different professions: nurses and teachers, for example, are often represented in puppet form. Puppets are usually made from soft materials like cotton, velour and polyester, with some offering plush, stuffed profiles.
These educational toys also make terrific gifts. Plus, they’re not usually very expensive and do not require batteries. Puppets are made for different age groups, and most will specify the appropriate age in their product descriptions.
Some puppets are washable, while others can only be spot cleaned; check the product description for details. You will pay more for licensed characters, but most puppets and puppet sets are less costly than many other toys with more limited uses.
The Puppet Buying Guide
- It often makes sense to buy more than one puppet, so the original one will have another “friend” to communicate with. You will find many that are sold in sets, which can be more cost-effective — and fun!
- Sets of puppets can be easily used to put on home puppet shows, which kids and adults both love.
- Hand puppets are not just for play. Caregivers use puppets to read stories, and professionals use them in classrooms and therapeutic settings.
- Puppets are lightweight and portable and are great to bring along on car trips and vacations and into waiting rooms.
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