As gender stereotypes in toys impact a child’s interest, this also influences their career choices. Through playing with toys, kids develop interests (Steinmatz). When kids are only offered half of the toys available, they don’t get the chance to gain interest in the toys declared for the opposite sex. Gender stereotypes limit the variety of toys that kids will form interests and skills upon (Clayton). The skills and interests kids develop during childhood shape what academic and career choices they make as adults (“Toys”).
If stores market toys for a specific gender they will prevent children from having this. 6th grader at Plainview Old Bethpage middle school Carly Barca says that “when kids see a toy they want but it’s labeled for just a girl or for just a boy it can make them feel down because if they want a toy and it’s labeled for a specific gender it can make them think that they cannot do what they want and they have to follow the “tradition” of what is considered for boys or for girls”. When toys are marketed for a specific gender they suggest what children should like to do and who they should aspire to be before they’ve had an opportunity to figure that out on their own. Children’s view of the world can be shaped based on what they do and what they play
As parents walk inside Toys R’ Us or the toy section in a major department store, they are mainly dazed by the expression on their child’s face than the price tag on the toy their child desires. Several people avoid taking into account the layout of the store or the store’s toy section and the blueprint of the packages that those toys are in. The wallpaper used or the terms printed on the box are simple elements that can tell enough regarding the mode our society distinguishes boys and girls personalities. These general statements are proceeding the brutal pattern of quality grasped by fathers and mothers of a family. Target’s toy section is divided into boys and girls sections in a simple style.
They may insist on being called a boy name and are perceived as boys by strangers. Social situations where feminine clothes are required are avoided. Girls may like contact sports and rough housing but will stray away from dolls or playing dress up. Some girls may express the want to have a penis, say they have a penis or say that they will grow one when they are older but will express that they do not want breasts. Natal boys who have gender dysphoria say that they want to be a girl, that they are a girl, or that they will grow up to be a woman.
Many think that gender stereotyping in form of clothes, toys or books or along with other aspects, teach a children rising up to fit into conventional gender roles. Some disagree and says that a boy can dressed in pink but still grew up and be a man traits and so claim that this theory cannot be correct. While on the other hand it has to be consider, still, and neither side has been accepted or rejected.
In other words, gender-typical colors that were imprinted by surroundings make children consider that gender-typical colored toys are preferable for them. Since different toys offer different opportunities of learning, some researchers worry that this kind of imprinting causes developmental difference between boys and girls (Wang). Playing with boy-typical toys require more activity compared to girl-typical toys, whereas lower physical proximity evoked. In contrast, playing with girl-typical toys require more verbal interaction and physical proximity that may enhance social and verbal skills. Not only the difference of development, there is another concern that is related to the children’s self-confidence.
In Bandura’s experiment the child watches an adult hit a Bobo doll and after is affected by that and most of the children who watched repeated what they saw the adult do. This is another example as to why our parents affect us and what we see and what they do because we kind go off of it and every experience we have with our parents can affect us in some way. Overall experiencing a positive childhood can help you have better social abilities, working with others, more confidence,
For example, girls should play with dolls, while boys are forbidden to play with dolls, unless they are male action figures. Or it is ok for boys to become mechanics, but it is not suited for girls. Children gradually learn the do’s and don’ts of being a female or a male. It is constantly reinforced on a daily basis through the media,
Young children, with pure and innocent minds, are being exposed to gender objectification at an age that would strongly influence their future upbringings through social media, campaigns, TV advertisements and so on. They are also exposed to gender inequality, as young boys are taught a specific way to judge girls or to criticize them when they don’t have “beach bodies”, standards that are unrealistic for young teenagers or grown-up women set by the ludicrous promotion or glorification of women’s bodies. Through this, boys are given the freedom that they have with their bodies, a privilege that is far from females’ reach. Females’ bodies are put at a pedestal where critics are judging them based on their appearance, putting feminist movements and advocacy to a
Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play is so important to optimal child development that it has been recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.
This is an effective way of tackling subjects such as bullying, racism, different cultures and different backgrounds. Encourage children to be open and to accept that not all children are the same as them. Find out what the children like or dislike. This is giving them the chance to make their own choices. This will improve their social skills, self-esteem and boost their confidence, to be independent and improve their communication