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I don’t know when she fell in love with him but all of a sudden, the two were inseparable. I look back on photos of Emily as a baby and her bear is always nearby: on his side in the corner of her crib, a snout poking up in the bottom of the frame snapped as she attempted to crawl, or right next to her in her car seat. He provided the motivation for her to walk just after she turned one and from that day forward, he’s accompanied her to tea parties, road trips, camping trips, sleepaway camp, and on many global adventures.
What is it about our kids and love of their stuffed animals?
In Psychology Today, Colleen Goddard writes about them being transitional objects that soothe, comfort, and lessen the stress of separation while also promoting a child’s well-being. It is also thought that transitional objects provide nostalgia that connect us to a different time that can be “a place and time of great solace and memory.”
We know that in the darkest times, we seek comfort from the things we know and hold dear to our hearts. Our children are the same way, often climbing into our laps, holding on a bit longer for a hug, and ensuring that a dearly beloved well-worn stuffed animal never leaves their side. Favorite toys provide comfort and joy because of the important place they have in our child’s life. They have the amazing ability to straddle imaginary and real-life worlds in a child’s mind as they appear in a rotating list of imaginary play scenarios but also comfort and soothe on a regular basis.
The imaginary world of a boy named Christopher Robin and his bear inspired A.A. Milne’s classic stories. The creation of stories like Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, and Now We Are Six are the inspiration behind the new film, Goodbye Christopher Robin, in theaters this Friday, October 13.
About Goodbye Christopher Robin
Goodbye Christopher Robin provides a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will TIlston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh.
Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?
For a full review, visit Common Sense Media to determine if this film is right for your family and head to the theater to get to know the real story behind the classic Winnie the Pooh stories.
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