Remember your childhood? You had all sorts of toys and games to play with.
If you were a toy, which one would you be?
Why do you think so?
Use your imagination and comment.
Let's see if we can get some interesting answers.☺
No one wants to be a toy. Furthermore, children need better things than toys. Imagination is best facilitated using simple objects of nature. Children need materials and tools for accomplishing jobs, building things, creating art works and understanding mathematical concepts. They need good books and lessons of life presented in imaginative ways. They need to learn how to write poetry, music and stories. They need to put on plays/puppet shows together and draw comic strips for each other and play dress-up with discarded curtains and clothes from trunks in the attic. They need freedom to play outside with the hose/water and buckets. They need to hike in the woods, play cowboys and indians and war games. They need to learn history and they need to be helped toward health of body mind and spirit by parents who can.
Today kids have so many toys they can't even think. The real benefit of a toy is taking care of it.
With too many toys, a child doesn't even value them.
Please excuse the pet/peeve rant.
Here is a better question: When (and if) you walk through a toy store, what would you like to buy for yourself to this very day?
Toys I would like to buy:
Latest Barbie Doll and Modern Outfits.
(Would I like to be one? Heck NOOOOOO!)
There are probably new items I would like to HAVE such as realistic animal figures etc. I would have to walk through the local toy store. I'll get back to you.
Thank you for your valuable comments Kathryn.
Well, I just asked "if", just wanted to see what would people want to be...
Are you interested in the responses of those of us who live in the West (America)?
How about you, from the East,(India/Kuwait)? What toy would you like to be or have from either today or from your childhood? I would assume toys are different in these two very different cultures.
Toys are actually very revealing of one's culture. Today in America we have many types of learning toys, but they are too brightly colored and made of of plastic. They are rigged with lights, bells, whistles and recorded voices. They teach counting and the alphabet and etc. etc. etc. But kids don't value them much. They hold interest for only a short while. There should be a recycling center for unwanted, barely used, almost new toys. I liked the movie Toy Story. Have you seen it?
My favorite doll was made of wood, simply carved, and only had two black dots for eyes. She had all sorts of adventures. (I guess I would like to be her. But I would like more of a face. Maybe at least like this: )
Kids today love Legos because they can make just about anything!
Here is an artist who uses Legos to create all sorts of stuff:
Yep, I am very much interested in getting opinions and views of anybody. Doesn't matter if they from the East or West. ☺
I like your answer Kathryn. Children are smarter nowadays. I have seen many of them enjoying legos and puzzles, both in India and Kuwait.
If I were a toy, I would be a puzzle set or a dough clay set (I wouldn't mind playing with it even now). Today, I wish to buy a puzzle set. I have loved puzzles since I was little.
When I hear this question, it brings the movie Toy Story to mind for some reason... If I was a toy, I would want to be a carnivorous dinosaur ^_^. Like a velociraptor, a T. Rex, or a troodon. Then I'd be used to hunt other toys, or be given the personality of a greedy business tycoon, a monstrous villain, or the hero's powerful sidekick. The kids would definitely have to work their imaginations when using me .
I used to love playing with toys when I was younger! I grew up with two other siblings: an older sister and younger brother. This was before 3-D video game systems hit the scene, mind you. My sister would use her barbies; my brother and I would use dinosaurs and action figures and we'd all give each its own name, background, and role in a story we created, then we'd act out that story. I even eventually used cut cereal boxes to create towns and cities for our toys/characters. When we got bored or ran out of ideas with that storyline, we'd create a new one, with new characters and roles, and continue playing.
It was interesting seeing us change through the years and "grow out of" playing with toys. My sister was the first as she started hanging with her friends more. At first I didn't understand why she stopped playing with us , but eventually, as I got more into my Sega and Super Nintendo, I stopped playing too, and my little brother was the only one left @_@! It's ironic how he was the last to leave playing with toys behind, and yet, between us three siblings, he plays video games the least and doesn't watch anime, cartoons, or read comic books at all (unlike my sister and I).
Very interesting discussion, SakinaNasir53 ^_^. It made me remember some of the most imaginative times of my life.
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