Why Do Children Like Elmo?
Tovah answers the question on every parent’s mind. Why DO children like Elmo so much?
February 23, 2014
Written by Tovah P. Klein
Toddlers naturally play as a way of making sense of the world, themselves, and others. Their play is unique from play at older ages. Play lets them figure things out without regard to rules or boundaries. The spontaneous and repetitive nature of their play allows them to try out and master new skills. When a new skill is mastered, the toddler has a feeling of, “I did it!” spurring them on to try other things and play more.