There's Nothing Educational About Educational Toys

Which toy is better – a computer, or a box?

A box – of course!  Surprised?  You shouldn’t be!

A computer obviously has merit and value – think of the capabilities!  But….a box does, too.

Consider how often a toddler receives a gift, only to play with the box instead.

It’s time to face the facts: there’s nothing educational about educational toys.

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‘Educational Toys’: All About Marketing

The educational toy industry has always been profitable, and remains so

What Are Educational Toys, Anyway?

The popular definition of an educational toy is one that ‘develops a special skill or is about a particular subject’.

What’s the Point of Play?

Play is essential to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional growth of the child.

The Evolution of Toys

Children have always found ways to entertain themselves, even if ‘formal’ toys were not involved. Beginning with rocks and sticks, children interacted with their environment and learned while doing so.

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