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Kids that are pulling themselves up to furniture and beginning to take their first steps can receive the following benefits from pull along toys:
Encourages them to Walk
Pull along toys encourage children to walk, simply because they want to make the pull along toy follow them.
And it’s always extra fun for kids if the toy makes fun noises as it moves.
In the beginning, toddlers may be unsteady on their feet and may have difficulty playing with pull along toys.
They’ll try to watch the toy behind them walk at the same time, which can result in stumbling and even tripping.
But as kids get steadier on their feet they will be able to pull the toy without continually watching it.
Many pull along toys are cute animals, and some kids may treat the toy as their first pet.
It’s not unusual for toddlers or preschoolers to pretend to walk the toy animals, to cuddle them, and even pretend to feed them.
This not only helps your child develop their creativity, but also helps them to model the responsibility they see older siblings and adults take on when caring for a pet.
Benefits of Pull Along Toys for Preschoolers
Wagons, sleds, and other toys that preschoolers play with can provide kids with some awesome benefits. These benefits include:
Learning How to Get Objects to Work for them
One of the benefits that young children gain from pull along toys such as wagons is that they learn that these items can be “tools” that can work for them.
Kids can load a variety of toys into a wagon to take to the sand box to play with.
They quickly learn that the wagon will carry more toys than they can carry in their arms and that, by using the wagon, they can make one trip instead of two or three.
One Toy, Multiple Uses
Pull along toys such as wagons teach preschool age kids that some objects can have multiple uses.
They learn that these toys can be used to do things such as haul objects or ride on.
Kids love sledding down a hill or being pulled in a wagon by someone.
And lots of preschool age kids love to be the one pulling a sibling or pet in the wagon.
Preschoolers may also use wagons for “work” such as picking up sticks from the yard or carrying plants to the garden for parents to plant.