Ever since the self-adhesive sticker that we know and love was invented nearly a century ago, kids have loved stickers. January 13, National Sticker Day, is a great time to sit down with your kids and play with stickers, an activity that kids of all ages can appreciate.
Why Do Kids Love Stickers?
There are many reasons that stickers are appealing to kids. When children are very small, playing with stickers is one of the first fine-motor activities that they can enjoy. For toddlers, stickers are a fun and colorful way to learn to use their hands as they take the stickers off of their backing and put them onto something new.
When kids become school-aged, stickers will start being used in art projects and classroom activities. They may come as prizes in surprise packs or gift bags. Stickers are often given out by teachers when students have done well, too, so they have a positive connotation from that experience that adds to the fun of getting a sticker.
As kids get older, stickers can become a form of self-expression to show the world what interests they have. They may use stickers representing their favorite characters, brands, or bands to decorate their belongings. Stickers with song lyrics they like or catchphrases they think are funny may also be chosen. Eventually, they may even graduate to bumper stickers and begin decorating their car with them.
Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, there is fun to be had when stickers are involved. Choose some that you think they'll like and surprise them on National Sticker Day. The gesture is sure to bring out bright smiles across the board. To ensure those smiles stay healthy, contact Pediatric Dental Group today to schedule your children's next checkups.