There are more than a few of us out here who believe & know the ‘old’ ways work when applied.
All these new doll/icons are reprehensible in indoctrinating the young, maliable minds from 2 years onward…
Kid’s don’t ‘want’ anything that a parent doesn’t condone and/or push.
Think about that.
‘Toys’ etc…All of it. And now is about the time I should say – ‘when I was a kid…’ … And it’s true – I personally had little to none of it – you don’t miss what you don’t have.
And I had plenty.
Cardboard boxes dad would sometimes bring home: some kitchen utensils & empty thread spools – compliments of ‘mom’. Matchbox toys! Horses always a fav. Dad’s tools – loved the aroma when I opened the chest lid. Lincoln logs, pick up stix, tiddly winks…Cards & the occasional puzzle.
Most of these ‘toys’ seemed geared toward honing thought processes – which it doesn’t seem to apply nearly as much now, in 2017.