Where is the Debate on Junk Toys

Where is the Debate on Junk Toys

(from Fat Brain Toys – by Kristen Stehli) Many of us as parents and grandparents have heard the message of how junk food is ruining our children. We watch what we feed our children and do our best to buy organic or healthy foods. But Kristen from Caution Twins at Play explains her experiences with junk toys – and how they can have a damaging effect on children. Check out her site for great reviews and parental advice. Parents often worry about their kids eating junk food. Whether it’s too many carbs, sugar, whole milk vs. non-dairy, or processed foods, are all legitimate concerns. But what about putting junk in your child’s playtime and mind with bad toys? There is such a thing as junk toys, just as there is junk food. If you don’t want your children eating junk food, why would you want them to play with junk toys? Maybe we don’t realize the effects that junk toys are having on your children, or even yourself! I am constantly hearing Moms complaining about their kids’ toys running all over the place, and how they can never keep their children or their toys in order. I also hear a lot of moms complain that their children can not keep busy for very long during play, or do not want to play with their toys very much at all. Maybe it’s time to take a closer look at what kind of toys children are playing with. When kids have mostly all “wow factor” toys and not enough open-ended toys, it creates big messes in their play space. Why? Because...