Monday, January 23, 2012

Playing only to learn?

What's with toys and games nowadays?  All of them come labelled with what benefits can be derived by playing with them.  Develops visual-spatial skills, increases left-brain performance, fine-tunes hand-mind coordination, enables pincer grip in readiness for writing in school, enhances counting and strategic skills....

Hello, what happened to playing for fun? 

7 comments:

Anu said...

Oh, for that you have old cardboard boxes and empty tins......and they also help develop the child's imagination and..... oh damn!

shyam said...

Well, how else could the toy manufacturers justify the prices? :) Labelling them "educational" whether they are or not is a way of making money while keeping the parents happy that their money is going on "education). Luckily kids play with what they like and what strikes their fancy, and never mind the touted benefits of the expensive toys!

Slogan Murugan aka M S Gopal said...

Are they for guilty parents who don't spend time with their kids? Buy it and parenting done.

austere said...

branding, marketing...
meanwhile, there's still tag and hide and seek and..

A Common MAN said...

well observed...i think its moreover a kinda headache for parents as they have to make readouts

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Educational toys should be to educate atleast...
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