I recently read an article on the BBC website which asks the question “Are children given too many toys?”
My answer to that question is, yes I do think that children have far too many toys. Mine certainly have more than they really need.
I should really make some time to get in and sort out their bedrooms. I’m sure they wouldn’t notice if a few of their toys weren’t there. They all have their favourite toys which they play with regularly, but it seems that the rest are either forgotten about or only come out when they come across it when looking for something else.
I also find that they have the most fun when they are playing with something quite basic, with which they have used their imagination with to create something else, other than what they toy is meant for in the first place.
When they were little, as I’m sure most parents will have found, if there was a big cardboard box they would be happier playing with it or in it!
The expensive toy that probably came in that box would be forgotten about because there was far too much fun to be had making a den with the box.
I also find things like wooden bricks are still a favourite with the children, even now they are older. They will get them out and make a house for their little characters to play in, or they will all challenge each other to build the tallest tower before it all falls over.
My son loves his Lego. He has got far too much of it but he never gets bored with it. It’s a great toy. I used to love playing with mine when I was young, and it has to be the best thing that a child can have to use their imagination with.
The twins love playing Mummy with their dolls or teddies. I’ve also seen them play tea parties or schools with their teddies all laid out on the bedroom floor. I love listening to their little games that they invent.
What do your children enjoy playing with the most? Do you think children have far too many toys?Google+