?? - posted on 04/12/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
Do you think that buying your children brand name toys helps them learn better than if you were to find 5 no name toys, that do the same things as that 1 brand name toy?
My son has a ton of toys, almost all of them are gifts, and a lot of them are 'brand name' toys. Leap Frog, Fisher Price, Little Tikes, Play School, etc, etc, etc. But for the most part, he ignores the brand name toys and he plays with a pop bottle or a blanket or a pot and spoon. He does play with ALL of his toys at some point or another, he goes through phases where 1 toy will be the toy he brings everywhere. But it really doesn't seem to me like he prefers the Leap Frog radio toy over the no name brand toys. And he seems to learn more playing with nothing than he does playing with the toys that are supposed to teach him words, numbers, letters, whatever it's gimmick is.
Do you buy or does your child have as many or more brand name toys as no name toys? Do you find that they learn more or better from the brand name toys? Are you paying for the brand name or do you think you get your money's worth by going with the brand name?