In a world where the economists are being Very Gloomy, it is interesting to note that the Toy Industry seems to be virtually recession proof. Toys continue to sell well, round the world
A recent report on the BBC website [here] says that some of the older ‘traditional’ games are good for children, because they develop numeracy and literacy skills.
The Horrible Histories games have innumerable benefits [These games include a challenge for Genghis Khan to collect enemies' heads, and players fire plastic rotten pigs at each other! but the kids love them]
Electronic toys are incredibly popular – and parents believe they are getting value for money if the toys they buy have educational value as well as entertainment value. Learning tablet devices for youngsters were among the biggest sellers of 2012.On the other hand, statistics show that Grandparents are very keen on buying more traditional wooden toys!
What do you look for when buying toys?
Educational value, educational value or a mixture of both?
Play is really important for children’s development – as Carla and Tom have demonstrated [here]
What was your favourite toy as a child?
What do the kids round you play with now?