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Why do babies love excavators? It turns out that there is a growing primary school question

I don't know whether parents have found that when the baby is about 2 years old, he will suddenly be particularly interested in excavators. In particular, the boy may not be able to focus on playing games at ordinary times, but once he meets a working excavator on the road, 20 minutes of watching is not enough. Not only that, but babies also love engineering vehicle toys such as excavators. If parents ask them what they want to do when they grow up, they are likely to get the answer of "excavator driver".
Why do babies all over the world seem to prefer excavators? At this weekend's gas station, the editor will talk with parents about the little knowledge behind the "big guy". A digger can also help parents better understand the baby's inner world.

Why do babies love excavators?

1. Satisfy the baby's "desire to destroy"
In psychology, people are naturally aggressive and destructive, and the impulse to "destroy" comes from instinct. For example, many video games that adults like to play are inseparable from confrontation and attack.
"Destruction" is also one of the ways for babies to explore the world. Parents may find that when children around 2 years old play with building blocks, they are no longer satisfied with the fun of building blocks. They prefer to push down building blocks repeatedly. The sound and structural change of objects caused by pushing down the building blocks will stimulate the baby to repeatedly perceive, and enable them to obtain a sense of pleasure and achievement.
During this period, babies showed greater interest in detachable toys and liked to open and turn them around. These "destructive" behaviors are actually the manifestation of the cognitive and thinking development of babies. They understand the composition of objects through repeated disassembly and assembly, and explore the causal relationship of behaviors.
The way the excavator works and its huge destructive power satisfy the baby's "desire for destruction" emotionally, and this huge "monster" that can make a roaring sound can also easily arouse the baby's curiosity and attract their eyes.

2. The sense of control and power that match the baby's desire
After the baby's self-consciousness sprouts, she will especially like to say "don't" and often fight against her parents. Sometimes, even if she is willing to listen to her parents, she must say "don't" first. At this stage, the baby believes that he can do everything like his parents. He wants to do everything by himself. He tries to experience independence through some actions and prove his ability to his parents.
With a sense of control over the things around, the baby will feel that he is an independent individual. Therefore, in the stage of yearning for a sense of control and power, the baby is easily attracted by the power displayed by the excavator. Dr. Carla Marie Manly, an American psychologist, believes that the reason why babies like toy versions of super large objects may be that they feel a strong sense of control and personal strength through owning these miniature versions.
In fact, parents can find that babies are not only interested in excavators, such as dinosaurs, Monkey King, superheroes, Disney princesses, but also love these powerful or beautiful images. Especially when entering the identification stage (usually around the age of 4), the baby will often play or fantasize that he or she is a favorite character or animal. Because the baby has not accumulated enough experience and skills at the age of pursuing independence, and his physical and mental development is not mature, he cannot do many things. And various images in cartoons or literary works can just meet their own psychological needs of becoming stronger and bigger, and can bring the baby a sense of security.

Post time: Sep-22-2022