Toys And Its Effects On Children Essay

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Leading companies and industries use visual aids to sell products and ideas. One of the products that use catchy and colorful advertisements are toys. Toys have been a main part of every culture as they have been a part of our early history. The type of toys manufactured for the children reflects what the society views as acceptable. These toys are to help children develop skills (social or educational) and teaches them about sexuality, gender and violence. Toy manufactures play an important role in influencing views of children as they voice and communicate the expectations of societal norms. But sometimes it’s hard to see how gender marketing in toys really effects the perspectives of the children that they take with them into adulthood. The two visual rhetoric address how toys affect kids and demonstrates how it has changed over time. The first is the photograph of a girl playing “laundry” and second is the video published by GoldieBlox named, “GoldieBlox vs. the Big Sister Machine”.
As a little kid, I remember walking into a toy store and running towards the hot pink section with unicorns and princess. I was always eager to pick out a toy, plead and beg my parents to buy it for me and swear to never ask for another toy ever again if they buy this one. As we were walking out of the store I would notice the blue aisle that my brother always went to, knowing it was off limits to all girls, just as it were forbidden for boys on the pink side. I never really understood why…

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