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Nature Or Nurture And Toys

There is a lot of question as to why boys and girls choose the toys they do. Although there have been strides towards equality, the expectation of society is that boys are loud, dirty and stronger than girls. The toys that are geared towards boys (guns and cars) encourage that behaviour. Girls are supposed to be nurturing and passive and the toys geared towards girls (dolls and tea sets) encourage that behaviour. It is interesting to look at where the division between the genders and toy selection happens. When a baby is born, already there are choices to be made based on gender; a little girl is in pink and a little boy is in blue. You can purchase teething rings and rattles based on colour. You can buy a plush doll in pink or a plush truck in blue. For infants, however, you can also find many gender neutral toys, with jungle or arctic themes. By the toddler age, there are less gender neutral toys. You can buy a simple brown rocking horse, but you can also find a pink or blue rocking horse. You find toys b...


They Will Always Keep These Favorite Kid Gifts

When a baby is born, we all know that every personalized gift received will be cherished for years to come. It becomes more challenging to purchase items that hold a similar value as children age. However, there are those special gifts for kids that become keepsakes, just like personalized kids gifts, that will be treasured in adulthood after many years of use. The key is to find those favorite kid gifts.FOR GIRLS• A baby doll is a sure hit for two to six year olds. Some of the dolls available today are interactive and lifelike. Even a typical baby doll could become the closest companion for a younger girl. The same is true for stuffed animals. When my sister was about four years old, she forgot her stuffed duck named "Ducky" at a hotel. We had to turn around to go pick it up after we left and had already driven about 200 miles. This is a perfect example of how important stuffed animals can be to a young child.• For girls aged three to eight, consider a dollhouse. Today, there are so many miniatur...


Ideas For Family Game Night

For a family game night to be successful, everything should be well prepared and well planned. All the members of the family should agree with a specific date when the game night will be held and make sure that they will not have any other commitment during the set date. If you are the one in charge to take care of everything, then you can consider some useful and wonderful ideas for the family game night. These ideas will help you come up with some activities that would make the game night more fun and memorable to everyone. Preparing different types of games would definitely be the highlight of the party. So, you have to prepare a large variety of games that can be suitable for different age stages. You carefully decide on this because kids may not love the games that intended for adults or the other way around. Pick the games that can be both fun for kids and adults. Board games can be entertaining and fun for everyone but you can also take a look into some modern games like video games and computer game...


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