December 19, 2016
With Christmas on the horizon, choosing what gifts to give can present a huge challenge.
In recent years, campaigners have called for an end to the needless gendering of toys, particularly those aimed at girls.
But are toys aimed specifically at boys or girls sexist?
Writing for The Conversation, Brenda Todd, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at City, University of London, explains how children reacted to gendered toys as part of a study.
She claims that children as young as 18 months – the age at which they are just learning to speak – prefer gender specific toys.
In the run-up to Christmas, many of us, whether we are parents or not, will want to buy a toy as a present for a little boy or girl.
While older children are all too ready to say what they want, choosing for very young children can be tricky – should you stick with the traditional choices: a truck for a boy and a doll for a girl – or should you challenge the stereotypes?
This article was posted: Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:26 am