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A Quick Looks Shows Children's Toys are Gender Specific - ... The package shows a Caucasian non gender specific baby with neutral colored clothing on, smiling and playing. The final toy for this age group was the Sit to Stand Music Skool. This gender neutral toy does show a girl on the package, but with predominate colors such as blue, red, yellow and white this toy is for both genders. Music Skool is a learning toy to help develop the minds of small children. The children on the packages are Caucasian but I don’t believe this is making any racial statement for which these toys are targeted....   [tags: preschool, toys r us, marketed] 879 words
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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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The Influence of Toys on the Behavior of Children - ... Many say educational toys are the best way to go because it stimulate tools a child will use throughout their schooling. “Some toys have a powerful influence on children’s thinking, interaction with peers, and creative expression.” (Prof. Trawick-Smith) The environment around a child has an incredible impact on their development. From a home setting, to a park setting to a school setting a child is constantly learning. Many studies have been done to determine how individual toys can affect a child because it is important for parents and educators to be informed....   [tags: psychological analysis] 1298 words
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Affordable Tablets and the Decline of Toys - ... There are no more emergencies when the batteries run down and the only maintenance needed is an occasional recharge. Unique and Interactive The power of the modern tablet enables a level of interactivity not seen in toys before. Books and board games can embed live music and videos to enrich the experience. Works of art can be saved to be modified later or printed out multiple times. Music games can utilize the child’s favorite artists. These are just a few examples of how the tablet can enable more interactive play that evolves with the technology....   [tags: multifunctional, interactive, sales]
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Toys are Fun, but They Can be Dangerous - ... Part 2: The age group that I have chosen is 6 to 12 months. Laugh and learn nighttime puppy Description: This toy is for the ages of 3-36 month. The cuddle nighttime puppy helps baby learn about nighttime routine counting and colors. When the baby is playing with the nighttime puppy and presses the tummy the baby will learn daytime phrases. The nighttime puppy doesn't only teaches new phrases but also plays lullabies for 10 minutes and soothes the baby to sleep. This toy is a very comfortable because of a soft texture and best of all is machine washable once the sound box is removed....   [tags: puppy, wagon, ages] 804 words
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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 Games for Tweens - ... There are plenty of educational plans on line that incorporate the use of LEGO's in order to help students. You might also want to consider letting your child join a LEGO league. These teams are inspirational. Children team up to build a robot that will solve a 'world problem'. Kids who participate in these leagues learn about engineering, science, mathematics and even language skills. For more information, check out this link: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/. Remember that the most important skill that you can develop in your child is a love of learning....   [tags: building unobtrusive guidance to life] 728 words
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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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Kids Toys and Socialization - Kids Toys & Socialization Toy stores are perfect places for a sociologist to use their sociological imagination. Gendering and racism is thought to be something that is socially constructed as opposed to biologically constructed. Gendering starts during infancy, and around 2 years old children start to internalize these gender differences. I argue that children’s toys help socialize children into gender specific roles. Toy stores, like Target and Toys R Us help us understand what types of toys help to gender children....   [tags: pushing kids into gender specific roles]
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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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Social and Emotional Impact of Children's Toys - Everyone has grown up with a certain toy they loved to play with, but no one really knew the effects it would on them as they aged. Children that are obsessed with their toys and other devices could be affected negatively and positively both with their emotional and social skills and development. When babies are born, they are forced into what they will play with, but it should not be that way. Parents need to give their children space to have an open mind about what toys they want to play with (Roberts 1 of 1)....   [tags: emotional, social skills, development, children]
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Do Toys Emphasize Gender Roles? - ... These ideas of “boy and girl land” play upon the stereotypes of each specific gender and impose these conventional stereotypes on children. When these girl specific aisles lack in the sales these toy companies attempt to “‘pinking it up’ to make it more popular” (Auster, Claire). This marketing strategy enforces the idea that young boys and girls are separate from one another and that the toys that are assigned to each gender define them. Allowing these toys to define their perception of gender, children let these toys define the roles that each gender possesses in modern society....   [tags: society, women, tradition, girls, limiting] 621 words
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Girls Versus Boys: Toys and Gender Role Socialization - “What. A boy playing with Barbie dolls. That’s messed up man. Only girls play with dolls. Everyone knows that!” This is an answer from Cavin, seven years old, when asked what he thought about boys playing with Barbie dolls. Listening to these words can make one realize that even from a young age, children have been strongly impacted by gender through society. According to sociologist James M. Henslin, gender is “the behaviors and attitudes that a society considers proper for its males and females; masculinity or femininity” (280)....   [tags: sociological analysis] 1421 words
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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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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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Barbie Dolls and Their Influence - ... The quality control was extremely good and the variety and the choice were immense. In 1990s alone when the Barbie had been in production for well over 3 decades the family had produced well over 100 different kinds of dolls. Moreover there were a number of options that were kept open and there were many an opportunity which could be cashed in on. That was part of their long term strategic planning because they wanted to expand their operations in the longer run. That is precisely what they did and that is why they were able to enhance their operations and productivity and were able to provide the children with the things that they wanted before they actually asked for it....   [tags: Toys, Venue]
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Ruth Handler, Inventor of the Barbie Doll - ... This product was hit and something she really stood for. The product line is still prevalent today. Although people were not completely thrilled with Barbie’s First debut wearing a bikini and high heels, over 350,000 dolls were sold the first year. Barbie was a hit and still is. “My whole philosophy of Barbie was that through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be. Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices.”(Barbie Media). Even though people ridiculed at having a doll modeled after the body of an adult Handler never was discouraged....   [tags: Mattel, Toys]
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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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Do Childrens Toys Reflect Their Information and Sensory Processing Abilities - ... Retrieved from http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/infants-toddlers-how-read-very-young-children) Books that contain sounds of words and animal sounds, in my opinion, are among the most effective ways for parents to help their infants and little ones to develop their language skills. Of course, common sense would tell you that parents setting aside time to read to their children, is the best way to encourage language and literary development.- (Reading Books to Babies. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/all_reading/reading_babies.html) Also, allowing the infant and toddler to turn the pages of a book can aid in their perceptual development as well.- (Deve...   [tags: Books, Sounds, Perception] 628 words
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Pkolino case study - ... Everything done by P’kolino Company aims at taking the design philosophy to clients home. In summary, the Company is continuously creating new products since they believe that all aspects of life can use a little smart playfulness and with lots of enthusiasm and the constant support friends and family, they intend to show it. Business plan In my opinion, the business plan captures all the learning that Antonio and JB have accumulated since P’kolino tackles the prospects in the play space by developing genuinely innovative play furniture and specific child development toy kits....   [tags: Toys, Company] 735 words
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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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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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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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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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Lead Poisoning: A Pediatrician Must be Informed - ... However, pediatricians should be aware of Herbert Needleman’s research that showed that lead could alter children’s behavior and reduce their intelligence at blood lead levels lower than 60 micrograms per deciliters. Most recently, the blood lead level has been reduced to 10 micrograms per deciliters in 1991, and pediatricians should be fully aware of this (Landrigan, 2000). This decrease in blood lead level is due to the widespread removal of lead in things such as gasoline and paint (Falk, 2003)....   [tags: Children, Toys, Toxic] 678 words
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The Importance of Modeling Healthy Behavior in an Early Childhood Environment - ... Also, it is important to give children immediate feedback after proper hand washing, so they feel motivated and will keep on doing it. As educators we need to wash hands often to we don’t pass illness to the children or from them to us. By doing this we are teaching the students that this is very important in order to stay healthy. There are three different health behaviors that I might model for children and their families. I believe these behaviors are crucial to ensure a healthy environment for children....   [tags: teachers, hygiene, toys] 520 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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Contrasting Ideas in Cormac McCarthy 's Child of God - ... Lester cherishes his new kinfolk dearly as he retrieves them from his burning home (105). Ballard’s distance from the norm expresses his need for a familiar bond through alternative means. Ballard cares for his firearm just as much as his stuffed animals. Throughout the novel, other characters continuously witness the gun wrapped around him. Since he has “had that rifle from when he was just almost a boy”, it could represent more than a deadly weapon, but a family figure that decides to stay with him (57)....   [tags: gun, animals, stuffed toys] 846 words
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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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Mass and Social Media Desensitization - ... The teachers linked to the Ninja Turtle toys, movies, and TV programs, and more than 96 percent of the respondents reported that the Ninja Turtle games and play frequently led to fighting. Studies have shown that adults, too, are influenced by violence in today’s media, although the effect on adults is more likely to be callousness, rather than violence. The effects range from apathy or desensitization to violence, to aggression and a “mean world syndrome” in which adults and children come to believe that real life is as danger filled as an episode of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”....   [tags: violence, children, modern toys] 957 words
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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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Lawsuit for Wrongful Death, Negligence and Breach of Warranty - ... § 1207 (1978) (§ 1207), a Federal safety standard applicable to all swimming pool slides (Universalhub.com). The Massachusetts Supreme Court’s jury found that Toys R Us was liable for wrongful death, negligence, and breach of warranty and awarded the plaintiff $2.6 million in compensatory damages. The jury also found Toys R Us grossly negligent and awarded $18 million in punitive damages (caselaw.findlaw.com). Legal Issue There are multiple legal cause of action associated with the case. Firstly, based on the implied covenant of merchantability, Aloe could allege that Toys R Us breached the implied warranty of merchantability because the slide pool was unreasonably dangerous to be sol...   [tags: million dollar lawsuits, Toys R Us]
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Children and Adults Encounter Toy Stores that are Rigidly Segregated by Sex. - ... Furthermore, the store inventory reveals a controversial message: the female section of the toy store was significantly larger than they boy’s, with a lot more variety available. Little boys have a very set in stone collection of toys to choose from, while little girls had access to a much larger array of choices. This reality seems to feeds the stereotype that women require more material objects than men. The specific items made available to young children in Toys R’ Us can lead these impressionable boys and girls to assume improper gender role socialization....   [tags: toys R´s Us, gender segregation] 580 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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How the Term "Play" Has Changed Over Time - ... On average, children at least spends six to seven hours of a day in school. Even in such conditions they are not provided with outdoor activities and playgrounds, and the Indian government is not considering that how important it is for child development also lack of such amenities can lead to various serious problems especially in government schools. In my point of view, non accessible and lack of open spaces can cause problem for all the ages including children. Case The Bombay High Court, in a judgment on the mill land in 2005, noted kids in the city may be born with mental and physical infirmities, if the oxygen levels reduce gradually due to lack of open spaces and recreational faci...   [tags: Toys, Children, Technology] 2315 words
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Taking a Look at Barbie Millicent Roberts - ... When presenting the idea to executives at Mattel, she was shot down, being told that they were too expensive to make for the amount of detail Ruth wanted. Ruth, however, didn't give up, and when she ran across Bild Lilli, a German doll who was the focus of a popular comic strip, she began to design Barbie, modeling her off of Lilli. Ruth especially liked the idea of how Lilli came with separate outfits for different occasions. If young girls wanted to take their doll to a beach, they could just put on her blue one piece bathing suit, but if it was chilly, they could slip on her coat and take her through town....   [tags: influencial toys, girl's dolls] 1105 words
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Barbara Millicent Roberts: Barbie - ... Eileen Zurbriggen, a professor of psychology at University of California, comments on the effects that playing with Barbie has on girls’ ideas on careers: "Playing with the Barbie suppresses their ideas about their own possible futures, but their ideas about the boys didn't change” (qtd. in Alter). It is true that Barbie has all of these fancy things, but Barbie is a hard-working girl who has had a collection of different careers. Another reason why people believe that Barbie isn’t good for children to own is that Barbie has a bad image, an overly sexualized and unhealthy image that subconsciously promotes girls to match her....   [tags: controversial toys, female stereotypes]
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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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Problematic Business Models and Bankruptcy - Battle of the Toys-FAO Schwartz is back. (Page 253-254) 1. Why did FAO Inc. have to declare bankruptcy. FAO Inc. did not follow any model that would have save the organization from bankruptcy. It appears that FAO was disconnected to what was happening to the toy industry. The industry had gone global. FAO Inc. only had a brick-and-mortar business, meaning that FAO operated in a physical store with internet presence. Their competition like Wal-Mart and Target had a click -and-mortar business, which operated in a physical store as well on the internet....   [tags: FAO, click and mortar, brick and mortar] 1281 words
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