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Some parents buy their children a large number of toys to play with. What are the advantages and disadvantages for the child of having a large number of toys?

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It is true that many parents purchase a multitude of playthings for their offspring. Whether or not this is a good thing for the child, is a most point. In the face of it, the advantages seem most apparent, but could there be a down side to this phenomenon of devoted parenting as well. ?

It is an irrefutable fact that most people would consider children who have many toys to be the fortunate in the young boy or girl, such as optimum brain development, hand eye coordination and colour recognition, apart from the simple joy of playing. For instance, ludo-king, building blocks are certain examples of toys which help to improve the mental functioning of a child. Modern toys are designed to be educational as well as fun, and concerned parents carefully select products which might speed their child’s acquisition of numbers or the alphabet.

Even though such kinds of materials are detrimental to a child in some ways for some wealthy parents, they might spoil their son or daughters by showering him/her with toys, resulting in a negative effect on the child’s character. For another, a growing child’s concentration span may suffer if they are constantly surrounded by too many tempting objects, so that they become unable to focus on anyone game for a decent length of time before being distracted. In the social side, other children may become targets of envy from classmates, if they are perceived as having for more possessions than their peers. Finally, the majority of toys today are made of plastic which commonly contains the chemical BPA, proven to be dangerous for infants to suck on or ingest.

It is dear that, this situation is not as straight forward as it first appears. It would seem that one of the many duties of parents is to make an informed choice about how many toys they buy for their young ones.           

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