At work this week I was looking at an education article we referenced for our students. It was put together by Crafty Ponies. Curious, I headed along to the main part of their website to see what it was all about. It turns out Crafty Ponies are plush toys for children! But they are created in a way to educate children about ponies and horse care. Educational soft toys for kids – neat!
I’m all for horse related toys and gadgets, but to find soft toys that are created to educate children about horses and horse care really appeals to me. You can find various ponies with their apparel – saddles, bridles, rugs, etc.
“Crafty Ponies are committed to helping children learn about ponies through Crafty Ponies soft toy ponies and their miniature realistic working toy tack and equipment, on-line videos and cartoon horse and pony lessons.”
It can be nice to get soft toys for children. But perhaps for the youngster who is already showing themselves to be horse crazy, an educational toy is worth considering. I love the idea of the Crafty Ponies Craft Kit. Not only do you get a plush pony and it’s riding accessories, but you also get to make some jumps for the pony. And the coolest bit? The packaging is what gets turned into the jumps. What a great idea!
There are many horse products in the industry that with a little thought can provide more than just the entertainment or the use that that product is designed for. With a little innovation a simple kid’s toy can become a great educational tool, too. What horse product could you provide that works on more than one level?“But what truly horsey girls discover in the end is that boyfriends, husbands, children, and careers are the substitute-for horses.” ― Jane Smiley