Barbara - posted on 11/02/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
After reading the latest Toys R Us catalog, I really wonder if boys and girls instinctively play with certain toys, or are they steered toward them?
Examples of ads with ONLY boys in them :
most sports equipment, scientific toys(especially anything to do with space and robots) building/construction toys, vehicle toys (cars, motorcycles, airplanes,trains), Heroes (superheroes, police officers, fire fighters, military) dinosaurs....and lots of guns, and swords.
the ads with ONLY girls in them are for :
Cooking, housekeeping/shopping (almost all stoves, shopping carts,cash registers etc are PINK), childcare(dolls), fashion(more dolls and beauty shops...with makeup,of course) Dollhouses (almost all pink again!)..cute fluffy animals, and of course PRINCESSES. What do you think? (I'm a mom of 3 girls and 2 boys (all grown) and 6 granddaughters and 3 grandsons) I know my boys and my girls DID play differently, but I wonder how much of that was natural?