Valere Emilia May 31, 2021 Kids Toys
If you asked any child if his or her toys are important, the answer would be a resounding YES. We certainly thought so too when we were young enough to play with toys. When it‘s our turn to buy them for the little ones, some of us begin to question the relevance of toys in a child‘s life. We all have a favorite toy whose memories can still elicit a chuckle or two. Mine was a plastic food set with plates and cups and saucers. I used to play with my cousins, and we certainly had fun imagining those toy plates brimming with the sweets we craved back then.
Kid‘s toys are big business too which is amply proved by the millions of dollars that are poured into research for new toys and games to keep the industry alive and kicking. With so much competition around, one manufacturer tries to beat the other in innovative designs and technology that makes today‘s toys good not only for kids but for adults as well. Many times you see how a father would buy a complicated train set for his child but can‘t wait to get it set up so that he can play with it himself. All adults have a little bit of the kid in them and therefore we all love to see a new toy and how they work.
My kids don‘t think I was ever a child. I really have very few things to prove that once I was full of imagination and love for toys. What better way to share memories with your children than with toys that are personal to your childhood? I will forever keep a box filled with these items for my grandchildren. I will keep those special collections and dry erase boards filled with pretend lesson plans to prove that their parents used to be cool, fun and filled with imagination.
We should remember that maintaining kids‘ toys is a process, take it one step at a time. We should start by having a ”toy box” where our kids will place their toy once they finish playing with it. Another good way on promoting to our kids how to take care of their toys is taking part of their ”toy maintenance” like joining them when they are wiping their toys wit when it gathered dust. We should make them feel that they could have fun when they maintain their toys.
I also got my dad to make another toy chest, light blue this time, with the kids name stenciled on the lid. I also had some photos of them tucked inside, and on the chest are the same compartments which made it seem as if the toys had their own ”rooms” which I used to enjoy so much. Now my kids also look forward to storing their toys after playtime as I used to when I was a kid! My kids also know that they will only receive new toys during a handful of special occasions, namely on their birthdays, after the school year ends, and during Christmas. I rarely give them toys on impulse, so they know that they have to take care of the toys that they have at hand. It might sound frugal, but more than that I believe that the children get a bigger lesson on responsibility by employing these techniques.
I bet if you dig into your childhood memories you can think of that one toy that was so special to you. A toy so personal that you were devastated when you came home to find mom had ”misplaced” it. I do that with broken toys. I misplace them into the trash can. Is there on toy from your childhood that you wish your parents would have had the foresight to keep? I feel like when my children are given a personalized kids toy that I am responsible to save it. I now wish I had the things from my childhood to share with my children. Personalized kid‘s toys are glue that can help you relate to one another.
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