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Playing fair?
It was back in the 1970s that feminist educational researchers first studied the implications of the tendency for girls to play with dolls, and for boys to play with cars. They found that the way girls played developed their communication skills and emotional literacy, while boys' toys encouraged them to grow up with better technical knowledge.
The "Gendering" of Our Kids' Toys, and What We Can Do About It
As a child growing up in the 70s and 80s, I don't recall feeling that my toy choices were particularly limited because of my gender. I played with both dolls and trucks and had the most fun just making mud pies in the backyard.
Girl toys, boy toys, and parenting: The science of toy preferences
The science toy preferences in children © 2009-2012 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved Yes, there are "girl toys" and "boy toys." But are gender-typical toys merely a matter of culture training? Parents with sons and daughters often see differences in the way their kids play.
GUIDE TO UNSAFE TOYS | U.S. PIRG
Thousands of toys are on the market, each promising to educate or entertain our children. Unfortunately, not every toy is safe. Toy buyers can help protect children from injury by being careful, vigilant shoppers.