Everyone loves The Muppets!
Everyone loves The Muppets, right? It’s hard to imagine a world without Jim Henson’s cuddly and hilarious felt creations. Why are The Muppets so endearing and why are they great characters and toys for your child? Let’s find out why Muppets merchandise can be so much fun for kids and adults alike!
The Sesame Street Connection – Kermit, Grover and the Cookie Monster
Of course, The Muppets greatly resemble their PBS counterparts on Sesame Street; the same man designed them! This makes it easy for kids to play with both Muppets toys and Sesame Street toys. There’s no reason a Miss Piggy toy can’t waltz onto Sesame Street and play with Elmo, Big Bird or even Mr. Snuffleupagus! Kermit was regularly featured on Sesame Street with Grover and the Cookie Monster. He even reported on the news just as he did on The Muppet Show! Muppets merchandise, especially Muppets plush toys are great for toddlers watching Sesame Street at home.
Animal! Animal! – The Muppets and Music
Of course, The Muppets are great for introducing children to music and sparking their interest in playing an instrument. Before there was DJ Lance Rock on Yo Gabba Babba there was Electric Mayhem! What kid can resist Animal rocking out on drums? Grab an Animal Muppets tote and throw some drum sticks in and your ready to start rocking! Of course, there is the classic Kermit song “Rainbow Connection” which so poignantly describes magic, friendship and child-like wonder. No child should be with “Rainbow Connection” or Kermit’s other hit song…
“It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Green” – Kermit, Diversity and Friendship
“It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Green” was written all the way back in 1970 and first performed by Kermit the Frog on Sesame Street. What is there to say about “It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Green?” The song has become an absolute classic and shinning example for children to except and befriend people of all sizes, shapes, colors and dispositions. Every kid feels awkward or put down at some time and Kermit and his song are great companions and inspirations!
Not Just for Children!
Of course, The Muppets aren’t just for kids! Long before the adult humor, with a wink and a nod, of Shrek there was The Muppet Show, which contained jokes and entertainment for people of all ages! To put it another way, you won’t get a headache watching The Muppets with you child, your laugh right along with them!
Kermit The Frog – Reporter, Manager, the most Responsible of Frogs
Kermit the Frog is a great role model for children. Not only is he funny, he is also smart, creative and responsible. Don’t forget that Kermit was the theatre manager of The Muppet Show and was also a hotshot reporter! I double dare you to find another reporting puppet for your children to idolize!
Gonzo, Fozzie and Miss Piggy – Accepting Our Differences
The Muppets teach children the value of finding friendship with many different people, no matter what. Each Muppet has something that could be a flaw but is instead embraced by his Muppet friends. No one knows where Gonzo comes from; Fozzie is a comedian that isn’t funny and Miss Piggy can be downright mean. However The Muppets play nicely and work as a team. What better role model for sharing and teamwork is there?
Disney Muppets Merchandise – The Muppets Glorious Return!
Of course, since Disney has produced a new Muppets film there is no better time for a great selection of Muppets toys and Muppet merchandise! Muppet toys for sale include 10-inch cuddly Muppets plush toys including Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy! Don’t settle for a plain Teddy bear when your child could have Fozzie’s “Wacka! Wacka!” Other Muppets movie merchandise includes a variety of drawstring backpacks including Miss Piggy, Kermit, Animal or the whole gang! Disney Muppets toys are some the first new Muppets official merchandise in a very long time, so they are not to be missed!
The Rainbow Connection – The Unending Magic of The Muppets
Did you have a favorite Muppet a child? How about any The Muppet Show toys? If you are a little younger, maybe you had some Muppet Babies toys? The Muppets and Muppet toys have been around for 57 years! There is a chance that grandparents and even great-grandparents played with Muppet toys in the 1950’s! What other toy has such a long and storied history? The magic of The Muppets will simply never fade and kids are sure to love them for decades to come!
Have any great Muppets memories from your childhood? Share them in the comments section! You know you had some The Muppets toys! Did anyone have old-school The Muppet Show merchandise?