Our Favorite Finger Puppets

Baby Puppet FingersI don’t know about your toddler, but mine is obsessed with finger puppets. They’re great for road trips or keeping her occupied in restaurants.

They can be tossed in my purse or stashed in a diaper bag, and they’re wonderful for on-the-go play.

One of our favorite things about finger puppets is their versatility.

They can be used to build so many toddler skills: from appropriate social behavior to counting or for a simple game of peekaboo.

Here’s a roundup of our favorites. Some are adorable. Some are mildly disturbing. Which is which? You decide.

  • Owl Love You 1 of 10
    Owl Love You
    Hoo's cute? These guys. Photo credit: EnchantedFelts /Etsy
  • Poor Turtle! 2 of 10
    Poor Turtle!
    That's got to hurt! This is precisely the kind of behavior I try to teach my toddler NOT to do. Photo credit: SweetGumPuppets/Etsy
  • Fab Four 3 of 10
    Fab Four
    It's been a hard day's night in the toddler bed? The Fab Four will cheer your little one right up! Photo credit: Kivitasku/Etsy
  • Spring Friends 4 of 10
    Spring Friends
    How much do I love spring? BAAAAA-dly. Photo credit: LookHappy/Etsy
  • Fairily Delightful 5 of 10
    Fairily Delightful
    What child wouldn't want to entertain herself for hours with this little gal? Photo Credit: ClaudiasFinds/Etsy
  • The Worms Go In, The Worms Go Out 6 of 10
    The Worms Go In, The Worms Go Out
    Not sure I'd want these worms in my playroom, but they're better than the alternative: live ones. Photo credit: kirstywright/Etsy
  • RAAWR! 7 of 10
    These dinosaurs are ferociously fun. Photo credit: WithHugsAndKisses/Etsy
  • The Night of the Living Finger Puppets 8 of 10
    The Night of the Living Finger Puppets
    I admit to being a fan of the Walking Dead, but this is taking the zombie craze a bit too far. Photo credit: Cherylasmith/Etsy
  • Fun in the Deep Blue Sea! 9 of 10
    Fun in the Deep Blue Sea!
    Your toddler and this funny little octopus will get along swimmingly. Photo credit: Cherylasmith/Etsy
  • What The? 10 of 10
    What The?
    There's a placenta joke in here somewhere. Just give me a second. Photo credit: Tako Kids/Etsy

Top photo credit: Mollypop/Flickr

Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

Article Posted 5 years Ago

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