What It IsPuppet play is especially relevant for younger kids. It encourages both fine and gross motor development and coordination, while at the same time inspiring kids to develop narratives as part of their play. They are great imagination enhancers, and go one step beyond traditional plush toys because the child/toy interaction animates the toys in a unique way. Folkmanis has been a leader in this category for years with great designs that are especially expressive and that work with hands of both kids and adults. They are definitely worth the premium you pay for them, and will very likely be part of a child's toy box for many years.
Black Bear Cub is grrrrr-eat! This unbearably cute 14-inch puppet features a baby bear face and playful design. Just the right amount of stuffing makes this cub a snuggly teddy bear, but with additional play value-it has a moveable mouth and front paws! Made of silky soft fabric, the Black Bear Cub has safe, soft, vinyl claws; a smooth, suede-like nose and paws; and a contrasting brown snout. Its facial features bring an innocence found only in little cubs! This one-of-a-kind animal puppet will inspire endless hours of fun for all ages.