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Morbidhanson wrote:

Kids should all just be given Legos and only Legos or other similar building toys. No pictures of what to build, no instruction guide, nothing. Just a case full of assorted blocks. There.


Dude totally, I got a a bucket of assorted legos for my baby sis and all she does it play with them all day. Well you have to sit down the first day and help them a bit, and the for the next few months just act super excited at their creations.

But yeah OP Iknow kids like barbies but I think you should rather go with stuffed animals. Just get her one thing 2 months or so. Also well to keep them busy let them watch a movie every couple days or shows...

They were just selling one of the bears from Brave at the Disney store for $3.99. You just need to know where to look. And oh if she breaks anything be dissapointed and remind her. Also if she breaks her toy she's not go.na get a new one for awhile. That'll teach her.


But remember....legos never break
But yeah theyre pretty expensive
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Tricks are for kids :3
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Hey, they're kids their brains are still developing.
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I'm sorry toy pokeballs for throwing you around until you broke...
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Children need to come to understand that they should take care of their belongings, and adults need to come to understand that they, like children, will inevitably fail in the same endeavor from time to time.
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Toys are... to the beholder

What is a toy?

Ok yes I'm going to go way too deep into this but... well I'm going to

As a kid I grew up with a lot of toys,
Legos
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Pokémon
And of course video games

But honestly most the toys I grew up with were toys that had once belonged to my older siblings, and then I would usually get a few toys for Christmas and my birthday, but I rarely had the "newest and best" things out there
Aside from video games though, I was perfectly happy with that

A toy is really anything you can have fun with.
I to this day still will break out legos and build with them
I don't even remember how old I was before I stopped playing with the hand-me-down action figures that had once belonged to my brothers (and the ones I had received as gifts)

The only thing I remember being unsatisfied with was how all my friends had a Nintendo 64 and I had an old SEGA Genesis, but I still got hours of fun with that, oh Sonic games.

Now as an adult I still collect comics, trading cards and video games, and other people my age and older have rooms full of action figures that have never been opened that they know they could sell for a lot of money.

Toys are meant for everyone, if kids want to play with them that's what they'll do, if adults want to collect them and arrange them on shelves that's what they'll do.
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Morbidhanson wrote:

Kids should all just be given Legos and only Legos or other similar building toys. No pictures of what to build, no instruction guide, nothing. Just a case full of assorted blocks. There.


I'm with you there. The less toys you have, the more you appreciate them. I've known parents who buy their kid a toy every time they go to a store, and a happy meal every time they get fast food. I don't think that's good in the long run for either the parent or the kid.

For my 12th birthday, my grandmother gave me a large bisque doll. She'd bought it several years prior, since she thought it looked like I did when I was a baby. But she knew how kids treated their toys, and waited until I was old enough to be responsible before giving me something fragile.
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TheCoolAlchemist wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

Kids should all just be given Legos and only Legos or other similar building toys. No pictures of what to build, no instruction guide, nothing. Just a case full of assorted blocks. There.


I'm with you there. The less toys you have, the more you appreciate them. I've known parents who buy their kid a toy every time they go to a store, and a happy meal every time they get fast food. I don't think that's good in the long run for either the parent or the kid.

For my 12th birthday, my grandmother gave me a large bisque doll. She'd bought it several years prior, since she thought it looked like I did when I was a baby. But she knew how kids treated their toys, and waited until I was old enough to be responsible before giving me something fragile.


When I was a kid, if a toy had no moving parts or anything, I'd get tired of it quickly. Since I had a wild imagination, there were only so many things you could do with a shaped lump of plastic. I liked Legos and was given several sets over the years. I think playing with them helps kids retain their creativity, which can be a good thing in the long run.

My grandma had the misfortune of having my older cousins around (I hadn't been born yet at that point). She had expensive Japanese geisha dolls in glass cases and they were NOT toys. They were beautifully crafted antique porcelain figures and my cousins broke the little fans and accessories the geishas were holding. Now, so many years after, these figures are still really beautiful to look at but it's just a huge shame how they are missing noticeable parts and their accessories are broken.
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With the rise of the techological age, kids would rather use the internet and play games then actually use manufctured toys and go outside.
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First thought that came in mind when I saw this thread was... "Then who are they for then?"
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Well play is a part of learning and growing up.
Toys help us play.

We learn to share and to cooperate. We learn to imagine, plan, make stories.
Everything we need to experience happens at an early age with play.

This does not mean that it excludes destructive play. Fighting, arguing, breaking toys are all apart of growing up.

I treat my expensive laptop with care. Because growing up has taught me how fragile toys can be. That electronics should not be washed in a sink. We live and we learn.

Better a toy than a stick and some rocks. Where your child may end up hurting themselves or others.
Toys give inspiration, character and culture to the kids that play with them.

I love pokemon toys from the experiences I had as a kid. I still have some of old rare cards, but they are all scuffed on the side from me carrying them around all the time.

Better than the dudes who grow up putting plastic over their couch. Driving a Ferrari like it's a bus. Live life to the fullest.
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I posted this a little over a year ago, I'm surprised it's still (somewhat) active. Nonetheless, a year is enough time for a person's opinions to change. Of course, I still say that collector's toys that are specifically sold to adults aren't meant to be played with. Obviously that choice is up to the buyer, but the Limited Edition Disney Fairytale Designer Collection dolls I just bought will never be taken out of their glass display case. Those aren't "toys" in the usual sense.

There is nothing you can do about kids destroying toys. It's just what kids do, either through intense play that just wears the toy down, or general lack of care. I do believe kids can be taught to take care of their toys, but even so toys will probably still get ruined. Ultimately it comes down to how well the kid wants to take care of their toys.

I was generalizing all kids as being destructive and uncaring, when there are plenty of kids that take good care of their toys. Just because I ruined several dolls and lost tons of pieces, doesn't mean all kids do that. And I can't refrain from buying my future kids toys simply because I'm afraid they'll ruin them.

Yes, I am looking at this from a collector's point of view. I don't want my toys to get ruined. I take good care of all the dolls in my collection. But, I'm not a kid, I'm an adult collector. I don't really "play" with toys anymore, not really in the same sense. Sometimes I forget who the real audience is (though most toy companies recognize they have an adult audience and still appeal to them). I just have to accept that kids will play with toys however they please, and that kids aren't collectors that take the utmost care of their toys.
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Posted 9/27/14
As long as you enjoyed breaking them.
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The grandparents actually put most of the expensive toys that my mother bought away reasoning that we'd break them. We didn't see them for years until we got reunited with our mother who then asked what happened to the toys she had got us. Because of that I was still playing with dolls when I was 12. I was determined to make up for the lost years of play no matter how others my age laughed at me. Things break, that's life. Even adults break toys.
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