Psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott was the first to coin the phrase “transitional object” in 1951. What does it mean? Put simply, the transitional object is an item — usually soft to the touch and often a blanket, doll or plush toy – that serves as a bridge between a young child’s total dependence on his mother to his gradual dependence on himself. Often known as a security blanket or lovie, the young child relies on the object when tired, stressed or upset — think Linus and his blanket or Christopher Robin and his Winnie-the-Pooh. Transitional objects help children to negotiate their growing independence in a healthy manner.
Enabling Devices offers a wide selection of plush toys. These soft, cuddly and adorable “lovies” make great holiday gifts for the young children in your life. Here are some of our favorites:
St. Nick is ready for Christmas, but makes a great friend all year round. Equipped with his signature bag of toys, Santa comes with his own stuffed bear. Watch as the two stuffed pals sing verses to each other! (#9320)
When the weather gets cold, Walter the Dancing Snowman will make your child feel warm and cozy! ( #9322)
Ba Ba Baby: When a switch is activated, this cute, extremely huggable lamb walks, bleats and wags his tail (#4379)
Floppy Bunny is our bestselling plush toy who hops, flops his ears, moves his snout and makes bunny sounds. (#150)
ABC Elmo fans will delight in this adapted version of the beloved Sesame Street character who sings and says 14 fun phrases. (#2135)
Not only is Mother Goose sweet and cuddly, she also teaches children to recite nursery rhymes. (#9309)
Teach your child to appreciate the classics with our Sunshine Symphony toy. It’s colorful, lights up, and plays four classical or one lengthy lullaby. (#8069)
The adorable duo Captain Salty & Pepper entertain with a lively rendition of “Hot, Hot Hot!”. (#1132)
Give a hug and our Vibrating Seal will gently vibrate. So soft and cuddly! (#9300)
Laugh along with a Giggle Gang Pal! These adorable adapted buddies giggle for 3-5 seconds when you activate your switch. (#5120)
To see Enabling Devices’ full selection of plush toys, click here.
Happy Holidays to All!