Introducing the Benefits of Gender Neutral Toys
Toys are items that are used in play and specifically one designed specifically for such purpose. Though toys may also be sold to adults under specific circumstances, it’s mostly meant for use by kids. Playing with toys is a fun way of educating kids for life in the modern society. But just like how they’re used, different toys have different purposes. Some toys are meant for outdoor play, while others are meant for classroom learning.
Toys in classrooms have long had a problem with them. The Toy Industry Association has taken steps to resolve this issue. With this new step, the Toy Industry Association is now recommending that all educational institutions including K-12 and High Schools provide gender-neutral educational toys for their students. This move allows children to be grouped based on their gender, and not by their biological sex. This helps promote gender diversity – something that the toy industry has been working hard to promote. Since most toys are targeted towards boys and girls, this step would help break the habit and promote tolerance for the opposite sex in education.
Parents also want their children to learn by playing. Toys should be functional, entertaining and educational, which could be done by choosing toys that encourage certain aspects in a child development. Bright colors, for instance, are good tools in child development as they stimulate creativity, color recognition, motor skills and knowledge creation. Playing with brightly colored toys will help stimulate their minds, and also keep them occupied for hours at a time.