Peapods Favorites is our continuing series about our all-time favorite toys. Keep and an eye on Facebook and Pinterest for more favorites through the holiday season!
We've always loved Folkmanis Puppets! They use quality materials, are impeccably designed, and they pack a bunch of personality into every puppet. Each one is an open invitation to storytelling, pretend play, and learning about animals.
In our opinion, no puppet has more personality than the Folkmanis monkey puppet, which almost seems to have a mischievous mind of its own. We got our son Duncan a monkey puppet when he was just a baby. Eight years later, it's still one of his favorite toys. As a baby, we could always make him laugh with his monkey puppet or comfort him when he was upset. "Monkey monkey monkey!" is it's cheer. It's traveled with him everywhere and has created an enduring interest in Duncan for all things primate.
You never can tell which toy will resonate with a young child or which subject will strike his fancy, but we have a feeling that there's probable a Folkmanis puppet that'll strike a chord for just about every kid.