ACTIVITY 3

FIVE QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE BUYING A TOY

This is a guide for us to make more conscious purchases and reduce the consumption of plastics that have a short useful life. Remember that EVERY ACTION COUNTS.

 

  1. Is the toy suitable for the child's age? There are recommended toys for every age, usually this information appears on the labels. Although you can also inquire on the internet before making the purchase. Sometimes a ball, a wooden log or a box can be the toy that most motivates the imagination of children.
  2. Will you use it frequently or sporadically? We are not fortune-tellers, but on this subject intuition often works. It doesn't make much sense if we think, right from the start, that he might not like that toy or that he's going to give it up in no time. It is also important to see if you can use it at any time and place or have specific needs for mounting or volume that make it difficult to use it regularly. In this sense, we can also ask ourselves: Do you have a similar toy?
  3. What abilities does it promote, physical, motor and / or psychic? Any toy stimulates the senses and creativity of children, but if we are looking for one skill or another to predominate. If your toy does not favor any skill, better not take it home.
  4. Is your price reasonable? Consuming for the sake of consuming does not positively affect our pockets or the message we transmit to our children.
  5. Is it a toy that reproduces sexist stereotypes or is it warlike? Let's think about "unisex" games and toys, so we are promoting spaces for peaceful coexistence and equity for future generations.

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