Last updated on December 28th, 2019 at 10:46 am
There was the deep relationship between child and the kids. It was also true that kids’ first love was parents and then the toys. They loved toys so much as they thought as if they were the true entities and they would be playing with it as if they were the real master of the toys and in seeing them play had been one of the most fascinating exercises. One could understand the psychology of the child after seeing what they were playing and their intentions and the way they wanted to have the different kind of toys at their perusal and that made parents happier.
It was true from time to time the preferences of toys were on change , during my time it was different and now it had changed almost differently as the psychology of child had been on change persistently. Now , with the advent of modern age and wide spread use of computers , the toys and its definitions were on the change as well and now more and more digitized toys were available and also more and more computer gadgets like toys were there. Now , there were modern brands that were entering into this field , in my recent visit to the metro ,
I had seen many multi national companies were now endorsing the toys and these were the smartest options that were available and also now the definitions of toys had to change with the advent of children who were more and more clever and they could sense the difference and if these were not being done in good manners by the companies then there could be very high chances that these could be discarded by the children. Now there were the trends among families to gift costly toys gifts to children in many occasions be it birthdays or any other happy occasions that to be remembered.
China market was also the leading market of toys as it had been making low cost, beautiful and attractive toys for children and these were also been accepted by the children . At some homes you could not believe with vast number of toys, you would feel as it you reached at a museum. The collection was so vast that you could not believe with such collection. Now, with the advent of nuclear family and that too when both parents had been at the job the child’s best friend was always been the toys and with vast toys around in its room he would not feel the time and he would be playing there all the time.
Now with toys they would understand about many facets of life starting from social sciences, services, welfare of the humanities and other related essential messages, and it was believed that with the toys at hands the kids would learn more from it that from the talking and it was proved to be scientifically correct.
Sometimes there were the exceptions to it and there were instances when some times the laxman rekha would be crossed and in that time these should be rectified. Here was one such illustration, at Spain famous toy company had opened to the market a new doll named as breast milk baby doll and this had led in the world widespread condemnation and also criticise.
There had been criticism as well as heavy sells of these toys and now after such storms in Europe, this toy entered into US market. The aim of this toy was to introduce the mother feelings among the girl kids since child as with this they would know the importance of breast feed and when they would become mother they would be more and more concerned with their children and they would be breast feed instead of tin milk feed, this was a true concept as it was evident from scientific understandings that , mother’s milk would be the best food for toddlers as it would save them from various diseases, but on the other hand , a small girl child should understand it and is it ethically nice to taught her this aspect from her playing days and was this not out of the boundary thoughts to perceive.
Many guardians as well as parents did not support this thought by toy manufacturer, somewhere it was mixed responses, the company was the big company and it had been in the toy market since 1977 and this proved that the toy company had social responsibility.
This company had been doing many researches in the toy filed to attract kids and it had been doing many researches there and in each year it did come our with new wonderful researched products with some theme and teachings for kids.
What was surprising was that its toy breast milk baby doll had won international acclaimed prize Doctor Troy last year. No doubt it was an innovative concept and what child learned from its child hood would imprint in its mind forever, but the ethics did tell some other stories.
The toy costs about 70 dollars and it was in controversy, now we would try to understand what the real story behind it was. With this doll, there were some freebies like that of a halter top, looked like that of a blouse and in the front side of this halter top there were two artificial nipples.
Small girl kids had to wear first the halter top and then when they put the mouth of doll into that halter top nipple, the doll would act its mouth as if it was drinking milk and it would also be making sound of drinking milk, it seemed as if a mother was breast feeding her baby. Before particular interval if that nipple withdrawal to the doll, they it would cry, and if that nipple again to the mouth of doll then it would stop crying.
As this doll was being done as if the small kids would learn from its infant days as to how to breast feed her children when she would be mother in future and the whole concept did seem to laughable as the kids were innocent. It was also true that if a mother did breast feeding then with it her own dangers of breast cancer and other disease related with bones would not be there, as it was good for mother.
The question was that this should be done with adults not with kids. Before this there was one more controversy related to Mees and baby where there was a doll inside the doll and that related to pregnancy and that was unwanted and now this controversy, it was the high time to target the innocent kids, instead they should be taught about benefits of conscience, good mannerisms and other intentions so that they would be knowing the bits about manners and etiquette.