Are children's toys uninventive?

United States
February 26, 2009 5:13pm CST
I work with children and have been appauled at some of the new toys. The toys for young children do not require the use of imagination. Every sound is made for them with the press of a button. I find this quite disturbing. Do you think that children will lose thier sense of creativity or imagination with these new toys, or do you think that the new toys have no effect on children?
2 responses
@se7enthbird (8322)
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
i am a father of a three year old child and me and my wife still buy toys that we think can help our child to be motivated and to learn the old fashion way. we did not buy him anything that is pushedbotton. just like the toys you mentioned. we bought him little drum, a xylophone that he can make his own sounds. he can control on how loud he can go or how soft. this can help his reflexes. i agree with you that there are a lot of toys now a days that are so much high technology that the toy almost look like a video game.... just push the botton.
• United States
2 Mar 09
It's great to see parents who care about the toys their children play with. Keep up the great work.
@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
2 Mar 09
I do think the newer toys doesn't require near the imagination. They do keep a child's attention longer as with most high tech gadgets but that is not to say it is a good thing. I think children need to use their imagination and "make" things to become more creative and artistic in the future.