Children's Toys

United States
December 10, 2006 11:29am CST
Do you think some of the new toys out on the market now are too much? I mean all the robot animals, and all of the interactive animals, and all of that stuff? Do you think simpler, classic toys are better for our children?
7 responses
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I think the simpler toys encourage imagination. But the electronic toys have a good purpose also. Take for example, 20 Questions. This game you thing of something...anything...and answer 20 questions for the game to figure out what you are thinking. Some of the questions make a child think. Say that you think of an apple. Some of the questions would be...Can you give it as a gift? Is it colorful? Does it have a hard outer shell? Is it soft? etc... One can answer: Yes, No, Sometimes, or Not sure. I think it makes a child think. :) So one of my children are getting it for this Yule. :)
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
15 Dec 06
teaching is a good purpose for toys but not all toys can be teaching toys nor should they be.
• United States
11 Dec 06
I think that it depends. A lot of infant toys are over the top, when a baby is very easily entertained by simple things. I think that it is a little silly to be marketing so many video games to toddlers, my three year old has no clue what to do with my son's V-Smile. But there are also things out now that I think are wonderful and very helpful to learning.
• United States
11 Dec 06
I agree. Thanks so much for your response! Plus for you...
@estarga (1188)
• United States
19 Dec 06
To me they are making toys that make parents lazy. I teach my children my self. I do not need to buy toys that do. These toys now a days are way to expensive. If I buy for example a leapster for 49.95 then I got to turn around and buy a game cartridge for 24.95 what kind of BS is that. I think the more simpler toys are better for our children. Just regular legos, or blocks a regular doll baby.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I think that we the consumer purchase to much creating the need for many kinds of toys and we ruin the marketplace. Kids dont need all those toys. Unstructured play is very valuable and they create their own toys.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I'm the grandmother of an older toddler, and I won't buy him any robotic toys. I prefer to buy the toys that encourage his imagination, creativity, and learning. I didn't grow up with hi tech toys, and when I look at some of the toys out there, I think gee, that's nice, but what can that little robotic dog possibly teach him? And I usually come up with 'nothing', the only thing he'd learn from that is how to push a button...no learning, or creativity will come from it. Once they've pushed the buttons a few times, it will probably just sit on a shelf. (Somebody got him one of those robotic dogs last Christmas, and while he had fun for a few days, the fascination for it quickly wore off, and he hasn't touched it since.) I think if we're going to have them grow to want to learn and excel, they have to have toys that will stimulate their imagination, imho.
@emarie (5451)
• United States
11 Dec 06
i like them...it shows the advancment in science and robotics...which is really cool. toys like that are probably made for the adults more then the children...i think toys are getting cooler because the people who are making the toys wanted things like this when they were little...
• India
10 Dec 06
Present toys are good as kids get to know more in progressing soceity.