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Toys and Child Development: A Look at the Laugh and Learn™ Learning Basketball - Introduction: The Laugh and Learn™ Learning Basketball is a developmental toy designed by Fisher-Price. Essentially the toy is a basketball hoop as well as corresponding stand that will adjust as the child grows, and is recommended by the website for ages six to thirty-six months. Additionally, the basketball hoop has the numbers one through five on it, as well as automated hands and a face which smiles as it plays one of twelve possible songs. The basketball toy is made out of a hard plastic and it includes every color of the basic rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, purple and blue) The toy is also equipped with two smaller basketballs (which are not as rigid as their life-sized counterp...   [tags: child development, toys]
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Gender Stereotypes Among Children's Toys - Gender Stereotypes Among Children's Toys       When you walk into the toy section of any store, you do not need a sign to indicate which section is the girls’ side and which section is the boys’ side. Aside from all the pink, purple, and other pastel colors that fill the shelves on the girls’ side, the glitter sticks out a lot as well. The boys’ toys however are mostly dark colors – blue, black, red, gray, or dark green. The colors typically used on either side are very stereotypical in themselves....   [tags: Stereotypes Toys Gender Essays Compare] 514 words
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Toys Are an Influence - Watery eyes, flaring nostrils, flailing limbs, and the temper of a furious bull, your child is having a horrendous tantrum. Even though you’ve taught them morals and positive values, this seems to recurring issue. There is one question all parents must ask themselves, “ What kind of outside influences am I allowing my child to govern themselves with on a daily basis?” These days, boys and girls alike face the incessant impact of society in their social, intellectual, emotional, and behavioral lives....   [tags: watery eyes, failing limbs, morals]
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Toys and Activities for Babies - Toys and Activities for Babies Children in general need to be safe and in addition to that their toys need to match their ages, especially their stages of development as well as their abilities. A lot of those safe further more appropriate playing materials for the children are free items which are typically found at home. There are those playing material which can be used in one way or the other by the children of various age groups. these could be playing materials such as plastic bowls, Cardboard boxes, lids, a collection of plastic, bottle caps, in addition to other treasures....   [tags: children, safety, rattles, large rings, dolls]
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Popular Toys of the '80's - The 1980’s were a decade full of spiked hair, hot pink leg warmers, and toys like Lincoln logs and the rubric cube. Many new and exciting toys were on store shelves. From pets that were merely rocks, to boards that could connect you to the spirit world, the 80’s toy trends were totally unique. The children of this decade defiantly had a wide selection of toys to choose from. Some of the most memorable toys came in the form of board games, dolls, and videogames. Many board games came to be in the 80’s including Candyland, Twister, and the Ouija board....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Collecting Toys for Hospitalized Children - ... Since 2003, Child’s Play has raised $25,196,670 as of January, 2014. They’ve collected this money through simple donations, such as $10, $20, or $50. Donations are used to buy consoles, toys, and books for hospitals (Wawro). According to their site, “Child’s Play seeks to improve the lives of children in hospitals around the world through the kindness and generosity of the video game industry and the power of play” (Child’s Play). Their headquarters is in Redmond, Washington, but they do lots events around the Seattle area, and send toys to hospitals all around the world (Child’s Play)....   [tags: psychology, health-care]
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Toys and Child Development - When I started on this paper I figured all the information I would find out is knowledge I would already know of on this subject, but then I actually found out more new information than I already knew. One day in late November Hayden and I were joking around with Evan and he said a very interesting thing that I will never have guessed he would ever say again. He said, “I just got out of the hospital” we asked why and he said, “Because of my depression.” I never knew even had struggled with depression until he told us he did....   [tags: World History, Technological Risk]
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Gender Stereotypes Regarding Toys - As a child, our toys were not exactly as gender neutral as earlier times, but also were not as gender stereotypic as the toys in today’s time. The fact that everyone eventually comes into contact with buying toys whether you have kids or you have a friend or family member who have kids which makes this an important topic. Eventually, everyone has to buy a child a present. Would it bother you that all toys are either pink or blue and there is no in between. Or does sticking to what your child is already familiar with and knows the more ideal option when it comes to gender stereotyping with children’s toys....   [tags: james delingpole, toy company, eleanor muffitt]
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Gender Stereotypes and Toys - Often when a couple becomes pregnant and finds out the sex of the infant, stereotypes begin to form. If the child is female, their room will often be painted pink with cutesy borders. The crib will have pink blankets with ruffles on them. The baby girl will be presented with soft toys and cute stuffed animals, as well as perhaps a baby doll or two. At the baby shower, the mother will typically be presented with pink and purple clothing, the colors of choice for a female child. When the baby finally comes along, she will typically be treated as a gentle princess....   [tags: Gender Roles in Society]
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Mattel Toys: Safe for Girls and Boys? - Mattel designs and manufactures toys that are treasured by boys and girls all around the world. They believe in the influence of play and the power it has on children to grow and learn. This paper will look at who was responsible for Mattel initiating the recall of its toys, whether Mattel acted in an ethical, responsible manner in regards to the safety of their toys, and also look at ways society can protect children from harmful toys. Mattel was founded in 1945 and was run from a garage in Southern California....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Mattel Toys and the Hazards of Lead Paint - Mattel Corporation, known as the largest toy company in the world, is a publicly traded organization with a market capitalization of over $6.5 billion. Employing approximately 36,000 people worldwide in 43 countries, their products are well-known and sold in over 150 nations (Mattel.com). With such winning odds as mentioned, it is hard to imagine that a company readily known to children and adults across the globe would become even better known for the company that produced toys made with lead-based products....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Toys - Toys"R"Us INTRODUCTION In this assignment I have chosen to focus on explaining what kind of company Toys"R"Us is, giving a brief, short summary of the firms history, their corporate responsibilities, what their competitive advantages are and how they implement their strategies through retailing and merchandise. I also found it relevant to explain the market situation in the toy-industry and what the trends are, for understanding what other difficulties that are important to consider in order to survive....   [tags: essays research papers] 2234 words
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The Marketing Campaign for Kennedy's Toys - The Marketing Campaign for Kennedy's Toys 1.1 In this part of my marketing coursework I will be looking at and investigating how to run a successful and profitable toy store in Harrow Town Centre. The main aim of my business will be to provide a reliable and useful toy store; as well the fact that I am in the private sector means my main aim will be to make a profit. In order for my business to be successful I will be looking at the 4 P's. The 4 P's also known as the marketing mix are Product, Price, Place, and Promotion....   [tags: Papers] 743 words
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Gender Roles and Kids Toys - Gender Roles and Kids Toys In David Barry's article, Guys vs. Men, he discussed the differences between "guys" and "men". This article made several valid points, including that guys will try and out perform each other where sports are concerned and that the space shuttle is the ultimate guy toy. My question is why do only guys play with all the neat toys. Part of the answer to this question might be that men are encouraged to play with hi-tech toys while girls are given a Barbi doll or a toy oven....   [tags: Exploratory Research] 813 words
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Toys R Us and Subsidiaries - Toys R Us and Subsidiaries Running Head: Toys "R" Us Financial Analysis Note: Consistent with the financial report, all amounts are expressed in millions except per share data. Ernst & Young, LLP, independent auditors for Toys "R" Us Inc. and Subsidiaries issued an unqualified opinion on the company’s financial statements as of February 1, 1997 and on the consolidated results of operations and cash flows for the three years ending February 1, 1997, February 3, 1996 and January 28, 1995. The report by the independent auditors and their issuance of an unqualified opinion serves to provide reasonable assurance to stockholders, management, regulatory agencies and the public, that the financ...   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]
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Toys R Us Sold - Toys R Us is the world's largest children's specialty retailer. The company operates toy stores throughout the world and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. In this paper I will give a brief company history, cite where the competitive environment is coming from, strategies that were attempted, and where they stand today. Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus opened the first Toys R Us store in Rockville in 1957. The company went public in 1978 and evolved into a powerful international toy vendor, with Kids R Us, Babies R Us and Toyrus.com....   [tags: essays research papers] 1152 words
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From Toys to Practicality: Brain Computer Interface Technology - From Toys to Practicality: Brain Computer Interface Technology The idea of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology holds promise for a wide-range of medical and non-medical applications (Figure 1); from disabled individuals experiencing considerable physical impairments, developing gaming and virtual reality (VR) environments to impacting safety and security in the civilian and military sectors (L´ecuyer et al., 2008; Leeb, Friedman, & Pfurtsheller, G, 2007; Sanjay, 2013; Velloso, 2012). This emerging technology is known by various terminologies, such as BCI, Direct Brain Interface (DBI), Brain-Machine Interface (BMI), and neuro-brain transmission....   [tags: BCI, technology, VR, disability]
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Toys that Gender Stereotypes - Toys that Gender Stereotypes Toys describe how children should act. Adults expect girls to play with dolls like Barbie and Cabbage Patch dolls. They expect boys to play with action toys such as X-men, GI JOE dolls, and Hot Wheels. This sexually stereotypes a kid, because this is suggesting that they girls to chase after so called cute looking guys at the mall and always be interested in fashion and money. For boys they are expected to be tuff and buff and shed no tears they are the ones with the racecars, and the toys also makes them violent....   [tags: Papers] 514 words
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Computers Toys Not Tools - Computers Toys Not Tools Due to the advances in recent computer technologies, computers are now sold with state-of-the-art, costly equipment that most people do not need. Most computers on the market these days are built to attract the eye of the consumer. They come loaded with hi-tech hardware and catchy tag words like mega RAM, quad-speed drives and digital processing, but the fact is, the computer has been exploited to the American public to attract a broader base of consumers and to change the way we view computers from tools to toys....   [tags: Essays Papers] 334 words
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The History of the Rubik's Cube - The Rubik's cube has haunted peoples nightmares for decades. When it was first made, it was supposed to have “billions” of combinations though it actually has over 43 quintillion combinations (43,252,003,274,489,856,000 to be exact). Originally created to help students understand geometric concepts and 3D space the first wooden model was made in 1974 by Ernö Rubik and a couple of friends. After some time playing with it, Ernö realized he didn't know how to get it back to its original form. He reportedly said, “It was wonderful, to see how, after only a few turns, the colors became mixed, apparently in random fashion....   [tags: Games, Toys] 505 words
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toys inc - TOYS,INC Toys, Inc. is a 20-year-old company engaged in the manufacture and sale of toys and board games. The company has built a reputation on quality and innovation. Although the company is one of the leaders in its field, sales have leveled off in recent years. For the most recent sex-month period, sales actually declined compared with the same period last year. As an operational consultant, our task is to help Toys, Inc gain more gross profit by reduce unnecessary operation cost and cease the sale from declining with highly quality control finished goods, and marketing....   [tags: essays research papers] 1106 words
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Childhood Toys - Childhood Toys Wham, bang, hay-ya. Those were probably the kinds of sounds you might have heard if you passed by my room as a child. All of those greatly preformed sound effects came from none other than myself, unless I had a friends help who was of course only allowed to be the villain in whichever toys we were playing. I guess this interests me now because I can realize as an adult just how much watching certain shows, having certain toys, and playing certain games have had a part in shaping the person I am today....   [tags: Essays Papers] 415 words
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designer toys - There's a movement under foot. It's a blend of art and toys and it's struck a chord with toy collectors and art lovers alike. It's Urban Vinyl and this is a brief history for those who'd like to learn a little more about this art movement in the making. First, to understand Urban Vinyl, one must throw aside their conventional ideas of what makes a great toy. Sure, design of the piece plays a big part in the making of both. But the big difference is that Urban Vinyl is original from the start. This is true art, not a replication of another form....   [tags: essays research papers] 802 words
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Toys R Us - These past few years haven't quite been all fun and games for John Eyler, chairman and CEO of Toys "R" Us. Shortly after joining the company in January 2000, Eyler set about revamping Toys "R" Us to better compete in the marketplace while brushing up the company's image. But a downturn in the economy together with the effects of 9/11, not to mention the West Coast port lockout, wasn't part of the plan. Although he still has considerable work ahead of him, Eyler's efforts appear to be paying off....   [tags: essays research papers] 406 words
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Toys R Us - Toys R Us The purpose of this report is to research and examine Toys "R" Us, the world's largiest toy chain store, so as to provide the company with strategic recommendations for future success. To throughly understand the company, the analysis is divided into multiple focus points: industry analysis, firm strategy analysis and firm financial analysis. The analysis concludes with rating that we give the company's stock as well as our strategic recommendations for the company to increase it's overall preformance....   [tags: Papers] 3487 words
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The Effect of Toys on a Person's Psychological Development - The Effect of Toys on a Person's Psychological Development You probably remember your favorite game from early childhood—many people do. The game most likely involved your favorite toy, perhaps a truck, or a doll. In fact, when you think about memories from your childhood, toys should be among the first things to come to mind to evoke a strong image of early childhood. Toys have been greatly underestimated by their possessors and especially by adults, dismissed as the "supporting role" in indoor or outdoor pastimes, which they literally are....   [tags: Papers] 1102 words
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Creative Cooks Kitchen and Eagle Talon Castle Evaluation - Toys can conjure up fond memories of a person’s childhood. We can all remember a favorite toy we never left home without, or we refused to go to bed until it was at our side. I chose to evaluate two toys from Toys R’Us that remind me of toys I grew up with. The first toy is the Creative Cooks Kitchen. It is a colorful kitchen featuring a stove, microwave, sink, and fridge. Various parts, such as the microwave and stovetop, make noises, and the fridge and cabinets double as storage for the thirty-nine accessories that are included....   [tags: toys r us, toys, castle playset]
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Personal Narrative: Experience With Gendered Toys at a Store - Personal Narrative: Experience With Gendered Toys at a Store When I entered "The Toy Works," of Keene I nearly ran into the tangible proof of this paper. The first wall of the store is set back, at most, four feet from the front door. The wall was split precisely in two. On the left side was a tapestry of pink dolls, on the right was nothing but black and red wrestling toys. The entire store mirrored this theme with only a few transgressions and exceptions....   [tags: Papers] 390 words
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Young Girls are Becoming More Hypersexual From What They See in the Media - Girls are looking older and older at a younger age and are starting to take dangerous measures. The marketing companies are deciding to market to six year olds as though they are sixteen, and parents are the ones buying the clothes for them. Not only is there a problem with the clothes that girls wear, it is also the toys they play with. First girls want to play dress up as princess then they want to play with the princesses. Soon the young girls get tired of playing with princesses and want dolls with attitude....   [tags: princess, barbie, media, toys]
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Certification Standards at LEGO Company - In the words of Ole Kirk Christiansen , the founder of LEGO, "only the best is enough." And since then LEGO company have kept their promise by making sure they deliver toys of the best quality. The company has a tolerance of 2/1000 mm for its products. It is ensured that all employees are aware, through the EHS website, of the use of ISO 14001 as the company's policy. Annually, consumers, customers and stakeholders are given EHS performance reports using ISO 14001. The company has utilized ISO 9001 ( quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 8124 ( safety of toys) for ongoing improvement and maintenance of safety....   [tags: toys, safety, customers]
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Toys R Us and the Nightmare before Christmas - Toys R Us and the Nightmare before Christmas When I tell people I worked at a toy store, they tend to respond with, “Ah, that’s so cool,” or “So, you got to play with toys all day.” I had been known to perfect my video game skills and snag action figures, but a toy store is not as fun as you may think. Children looked at me as though I was the epitome of fun and enjoyment as I offered assistance in my blue vest with a huge transfer of Geoffrey the Giraffe on the back. Parents came to me thinking I was an encyclopedia of dolls and board games....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1888 words
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Nike, Inc vs. Toys R Us - NIKE, INC VS TOYS R U Page LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS…………………………………………………………….2 INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………….4 Procedures………………………………………………………………………..4 COMPANIES.........……………………………………………………………………...4 COMAPARISONS………………………………………………………………………7 GROWTH………………………………………………………………………………..9 CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS………………………………………..11 REFERENCES…………………………………………………………………………..12 LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS Figure Page 1....   [tags: essays research papers] 1489 words
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The LEGO Ad - LEGO the world biggest conglomerate of toy production fight for its consumers?. This concept is illustrated in the advertisements, used by LEGO. To illustrate, one of LEGO ads introduces the concept of child with healthy mind, who doesn't watch violence and awful things on TV, because he/she plays with none violent and harmless LEGO toys. The LEGO advertisement targets the significant part of population, people who have children, such as parents, grandparents and all other relatives. It uses methods of persuasion, indicated in Hirschberg's article, like pathos in picture, logos in copy and ethos showing the name of company(1)....   [tags: LEGO Toys, TV Violence]
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Is China making our Children Sick? - Lead paint, supposedly outlawed, but is that a nationwide statement, or a worldwide statement. When you look at your new watch to find the maker, are you greeted with the common words of ‘made in china’. What about your children’s toys. Dora the explorer, she explored china. Thomas and his friends chugged down the great wall. Barbie strolled through Humen in search of this week’s fashion. Yet, you may take for granted the safety of your child, whilst they have a toy from such origin in their possession....   [tags: chinese toys, product safety laws]
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Vibrators vs 3D Printers: Adult Stores - Although certain types of sex toys remain somewhat taboo, vibrators seem to have entered the mainstream. Google turns up countless articles, many from mainstream publications, detailing features to consider when purchasing one, the health benefits associated with regular use, and even information on obtaining one that is eco-friendly. Women are attending Tupperware-style sex toy parties, which offer the opportunity to handle, and purchase vibrators and other adult novelties in the semi-private environment of a person’s home....   [tags: sex toys, vibrators, 3D printers]
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Toys, Deer, and Spiders - Throughout my childhood, movies were an immense sense of escapism; however I did not realize this till now. Films ranging from the childish to the mature grabbed me at such a young age and decided to never let go. The different stages in my life (toddler, child, teenager, and early-adult) had a profound effect on my life as I experienced an assortment of unusual movies. My toddler years consisted of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, The Goonies, and Cinderella. I went to even greater heights as a toddler to wear out a Barney VHS Tape, more specifically Barney’s Great Adventure....   [tags: Narrative] 1837 words
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Confessions of a Chronic Shopper - Confessions of a Chronic Shopper It began with Barbie. I received my first at age four, and for awhile, I was happy with just that one. But when I walked down the all-hot-pink aisle at Target, I couldn’t help but need another. Magic Moves, Peaches and Cream, Crystal. Barbie and the Rockers. And then came the accessories. Barbie’s pink Jeep. Barbie’s bed and bedroom furniture. Kitchen accessories. Gym equipment. A tall Barbie house with an elevator. My sister and I had the works. We would set up luxurious Barbie mansions and would select from a bottomless Barbie pit four or five Barbies apiece, creating elaborate plots that could contend with any of the afternoon soap operas....   [tags: Personal Narrative Shopping Toys Papers]
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The Physics of Boomerangs - The Physics of Boomerangs The successful flight of a boomerang looks as though it never should happen. Its more or less circular flight path comes from the interaction of two physical phenomena: the aerodynamic lift of the arms of the boomerang and the spinning boomerang’s maintenance of angular momentum. Briefly put, the airfoil at the boomerang’s forward rotating edge provides more lift than its rearward rotating edge. This elevates one side of the boomerang. The spinning object maintains angular momentum by turning at a right angle to its axis of rotation....   [tags: Science Toys Essays]
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Positive and Negative Effects of Video Games - Positive and Negative Effects of Video Games The video game technology, like most technologies, has changed drastically in the last few years. Arcades may look much the same on the surface as they did a decade or two ago, but the games have become far more violent, sophisticated and addictive. When one visits the video arcade it is not surprising to see children pointing and shooting something that looks suspiciously like a real weapon. If Pong – or, for that matter, Pac-Man and Super Mario Brothers – is one’s point of reference, one needs to think again....   [tags: Papers Children Toys Gaming Essays Papers]
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Pink is for Girls and Blue is for Boys - Gender roles are taught to us early on in our lives. At the hospital, when babies are newly born they are wrapped up in either a pink or blue blanket depending on the sex of the child. As early as our first few moments in the world, we are inundated by ideas of what it means to be a girl or a boy. Learning about gender roles is an important aspect of a child’s socialization. Ideas about masculinity and femininity can come from a variety of sources - parents, media, the school system and so much more....   [tags: Gender Roles, Girls, Boys, Men, Women]
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Analysis of Perceptions in Child's Play - ... The configuration of the toys clearly states that color, themes, and character representation are irrelevant to infants and toddlers, while parent’s attitudes about color and gender may be important aspects of unintentional socialization in the maturation of children. Marketing strategies appeal to children, but adult’s perception of what is appropriate for boys and girls may contribute a great deal of influence on the appearance and nature of gender concentrated toys and games. The toys in the girl section and boy section are very different, yet they also share some similarities....   [tags: target, toy department, gender division] 1040 words
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Sugar and Spice or Snails and Puppy-dog Tails: Influences on Gender Identity in Children - The Girl Scouts of Colorado claims to be an “inclusive organization,” who welcomes all children as long as they identify as girls (“Boy Wanting to Join Girl Scouts Told ‘No’”). However, an eight year old boy from Colorado, Bobby Montoya, wished to join the Girl Scouts and was turned away because he had “boy parts” (“Boy Wanting to Join Girl Scouts Told ‘No’”). In a news report aired by 9 News of Denver, Colorado, Bobby and his mother were interviewed concerning their plight (link). For his interview, young Bobby wore his long hair braided, and was clothed in a flowing shirt, skinny jeans, and knee-high boots: attire some may consider only appropriate for girls....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Lead Poisoning: America Will Suffer - In this day and age consumers always want more and they want it at the lowest price possible, but are they willing to risk the danger that could derive from it. Hundreds of thousands of toys are imported daily from overseas countries, such as China, into the United States, some toys are inspected for irregularities, but most are not. This may not seem like such a problem but the truth of the matter is that it is one of the larger problems in the nation right now. Children’s toys imported from China are found to be contaminated with high levels of lead and infecting American children with lead poisoning....   [tags: Health ]
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Toy Story 3-D”: Funny and Exciting - This is the best movie I have taken my kids to see in years. The adventure continues for the toys in the third Toy Story movie where Buzz Lightyear and Woody the cowboy played by Tim Allen and Tom Hanks, must once again find their way back to Andy’s room before he leaves for college. I know the storyline sounds familiar but I truly feel you will be pleased to find that it takes a bit of a twist this time around and ends with a very exciting trip to the landfill while not sparing any of the humor along the way....   [tags: Film Review]
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Gender Stereotype: Gender in The Toy Store - Envision yourself entering a toy department and noticing numerous diverse aisles. In one aisle, you encounter toys packaged in complementary and color triads colors that include building sets (such as “LEGO”, “LEGO Super Heroes”, and “Angry Birds”) and a wide selection of action figures—Spider Man, Transformers, The Dark Knight, Power Rangers, etc. In the next aisle, adjacent to the aisle with complementary and color triads colors, you find toys packaged in shades of pink and purple. These toys range from “Hello Kitty” dolls to “Barbie Dream” house play sets....   [tags: hello kitty, barbie dream, children]
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Visual Ethnographic Research Study - Throughout the young lives of children, there are many methods that can be used to interpret and understand their respective childhoods. We can appreciate that each child has a unique way of interpreting their childhood and through different methods, they have a distinctive way of how each of them perceive their childhood to be. One excellent methodology that children can show what they recognize about their childhood to be is with the concept of photo-voice. Photo-voice grants each child the capability of capturing visual moments through the use of photographs....   [tags: Visual Ethnography] 1515 words
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Mattel and Toy Safety - What does the phrase toy safety mean. What are the aspects of the toy safety. Toy safety is ensuring that toys are safe for children according to specific safety standards. Therefore, before manufactures sell their toys to the public, the toys must pass safety tests to prevent injuries. For instance, from a consumer perspective, when choosing toys for their children, there are certain characteristics to observe such as, buying toys large enough to avoid choking, making sure toys like stuff animals seams are reinforced, and checking if any paint is peeling....   [tags: Consumer Protection, Case Study]
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Stone Soup an Essay Written by Barbara Kingsolver - Madurodam has been the smallest city in the Netherlands since its inception in 1952. Its tributaries and canals measuring no more than a finger’s width. Its ornately crafted Dutch gabled houses would make amiable summer residences for rodents. Its immaculate portrayal of railway lines would have any train-spotter paralyzed with awe. This war-monument-turned-amusement-park steals the imagination of children and adults alike. There is a certain human tendency to associate affection with objects of a reduced size....   [tags: family-of-dolls, Andy Warhol, madurodam]
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Soup, Made to Order - Madurodam has been the smallest city in the Netherlands since its inception in 1952. Its tributaries and canals measure no more than a finger’s width. Its ornately crafted Dutch gabled houses would make amiable summer residences for rodents. Its immaculate portrayal of railway lines would have any train-spotter paralyzed with awe. This war-monument-turned-amusement-park steals the imagination of children and adults alike. There is a certain human tendency to associate affection with objects of a reduced size....   [tags: Social Studies]
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