Ok, so this opinion can not be the most popular. But please do not offer me crucifixion. I am a good father. I got all the toys for my children that my wife had met to help in the development of children. “You know, educational toys, the way you have to drive twenty miles from small stores in a strip mall in the west, which comes from some obscure catalogs or websites located in Canada.
And believe me, I’m glad my kids teach things like a mini computer that teach spell and math, crystal-mounting science project kits, memory games, puzzle cubes and problem-solving computer CD-ROM. But sometimes I wonder when I see those toys scattered across the living room floor, abandoned and neglected, while Katie and Little Mitch are sticking to the balls of silly potty in their ears, yes Children can have only some toys for fun and nothing else?
After all, when I was a child we did not have all this. We had small red wagon and toy cowboy pistols. We had Lincoln logs, match cars, building blocks and our imaginations. I can remember a summer when I was 6 years old when my only toy was a stick, my dad helped me change it into a fishing pole. And he used to keep me busy seven days a week!
I will tell you this much I would rather watch my children play with a toy that gives them pleasure, who inspires them to walk around and have fun and finds the world as compared to some “educational” toys that they have a few hours Until they remain tired to play until they are not tired Do not touch it again and never again.
Cats, I can also see them chasing each other with toy guns, as if sitting with some pseudo-puzzle or game that is going to make me feel better about spending fifty bucks!
You can not open any newspaper or turn on a TV news program that the children of today are fat and inactive. And I see it all the time. My children’s friends come to play and I can not help them, but note that they are very beautiful. And they come from good families, not the way parents feed them twinkle and at one time they stop them in front of the TV. But many of these children are coming with our “educational” computer math game, and are just sitting on their bum!
This is what I want to see. I want to tell people about this idea that a toy should be “educational” in a meaningful way. I like people to consider other factors, like the toy our children will get to play and play actively, or if they turn them into small couch potatoes. I want people to think about whether their children will actually enjoy toys, or will it remain untouched.
Let’s remove all these silly thoughts that are right for our children and just have their children and enjoy the old fashioned.